Fernando Pimenta becomes world champion in K1 5000m

Portuguese Canoist won the gold medal in Montemoro-o-Velho, repeating the feat won last year in the Czech Republic.

24 hours after becoming world champion in K1 1000m, Fernando Pimenta returned to shine in the Worlds that take place in Montemoro-o-Velho, this time when conquering the gold in the test of K1 5000m.

The Portuguese canoeist dominated the race from start to finish and managed to revalidate the title he had already won in 2017 in the Czech Republic.

The Portuguese athlete finished the race in 21m42s196, a lead of 1,527 seconds over René Poulsen, his main opponent.

Already the bronze medal was handed to Spanish Javier Hernanz, who registered a disadvantage of 4,369 seconds for Fernando Pimenta.

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