Yarisleidis Cirilo leads Cuba in its second best historical performance in Canoeing World Cups

Yarisleidis Cirilo leads Cuba in its second best historical performance in Canoeing World Cups
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29 May 2022
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As it happened a week ago in Racice, again the canoeist Yarisleidis Cirilo became the leader of the Cuban team present at the Canoeing World Cup in Poznan and with three gold medals he was practically enshrined in the elite of the discipline worldwide.

José Ramón Pelier added the fourth title of the Antillean squad and with a final score of 4-0-1 the Island rounded off the second best historical performance of the Island in these contests.

In the first final of the day for Cirilo, the 20-year-old from Guantanamo joined another young lady like Katherine Nuevo to dominate the C2-500m and repeat their crown from the first phase of this World Cup. The Antilleans stopped the clocks at 1:58.44 and left behind other level boats such as Poland (1:58.82) and Germany (1:59.29).

The second title for Cirilo came in the C2-200m, the test where he was also champion a week ago in Racice. This time ours commanded the eight finalists with a record of 46.85s, slightly better than world titleholder and Olympic finalist Katie Vincent (46.95s) and that of fellow Canadian Sophia Jensen (47.28s). In this test Katherine Nuevo passed fifth with a mark of 47.47s

A while later, both girls rowed in the C2-200m final and were equally unstoppable. The level of 43.84s was the only one below 44 seconds and it helped them to beat two Olympic champions like the Chinese Changwen Shuai and Wenjun Lin (44.52s)as well as the Germans Lisa Jahn and Sophie Koch (44.74s).

The fourth title of the day for Cuba was given by José Ramón Pelier in the attractive test of the C1-5000m. Now the Guantanamo man led the thirteen men who finished the competition and crossed the finish line with a time of 24:03.62. your compatriot Serguey Torres again showed class in this specialty and came in third with 24:38.55. Between the two was the Pole Mateusz Borgiel (24:13.70).

Meanwhile, in other finals with a Creole presence, the duo of Pelier and Tabiani Diéguez finished seventh in the C2-500m, after passing the finish line with a time of 1:44.40. In this modality, called for Paris 2024 to replace the C2-1000m, the gold went to Poland (1:42.39), followed by Ukraine (1:43.12) and Lithuania (1:43.19).

Likewise, in the C1-1000m Serguey (4:03.02) entered seventh place while Pelier (4:04.60) did so in ninth. The leader of the test was the renowned Czech Martin Fuksa (3:55.60), followed by the Romanian Catalin Chirla (3:56.22) and the Ukrainian Pavlo Altukhov (3:58.14).

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