Isaquias Queiroz wins gold in the world of canoeing



He is the most important athlete in Brazil in speed canoeing

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24 August 2018, 14.16 hours

The Bahian canoeist Isaquias Queiroz won the world championship of the C1 500m event on Friday and repeated the performance achieved in 2013 and 2014. In the final in the city of Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal, the Brazilian surpassed his biggest rivals, the German Sebastian Brendel and the Czech Martin Fuksa, who stayed behind with silver and bronze respectively.

Isaquias won the event with the time of 1min49s203. Brendel crossed the finish line with 1min49s496 and Fuksa with 1min50s143. "Now it is easy to win these monsters in the C1 1000m," noted Isaquias, immediately after leaving the water.

The C1 500m event is not Olympic. In addition to the three gold coins in this distance, the Brazilian was world champion of the C2 1000m in Milan 2015. Isaacs also won two Olympic silver medals in Rio-2016 (C1 1000 m and C2 1000 m) and a bronze (C1 200 m).


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