The Bahian Isaquias Queiroz increased his collection of world titles in canoeing this Saturday (6), in Halifax (Canada). The canoeist reached his seventh gold medal by winning the C1 500 meters event. Isaquias, owner of one Olympic gold, two silver and one bronze medals (Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020), already had six golds and six bronzes in World Cups.
🥇 in the C1 500m, at the Halifax World Championship 🇨🇦, with AN ADVANTAGE BOAT over the runner-up.
You are absurd, Isaquias Queiroz! 🇧🇷🛶🇧🇷🛶 pic.twitter.com/P0AiU1lvaL
— Team Brazil (@timebrasil) August 6, 2022
In this Saturday’s race (6), the 28-year-old Brazilian simply didn’t give his opponents chances. He finished in 1min54s49, 2s02 ahead of silver medalist Catalin Chirila. The bronze went to the Czech Martin Fuksa, with a time of 1min56s79. Isaquias led the race from end to end.
The Bahian can still increase the medal count in world cups this Sunday (7). He will compete in the C1 1000m final, starting at 11:33 am (Brasília time). Isaquias is the current Olympic champion of this event.
Brazil double in the Paracanoe World Cup
This Saturday was the last day of the Paracanoe World Cup, also in Halifax. Brazil had five athletes in the water and two were on the podium in the same event. In the VL 200m, Igor Tofalini and Fernando Rufino doubled for the country, with gold and silver, respectively.
— Brazilian Paralympic Committee (@cpboficial) August 6, 2022
Tofalini won in an exciting way, with a time of 51s67, just 33 hundredths ahead of Rufino, the current Paralympic champion of the event.
Brazil ended the competition in third place in the overall medal table. In addition to the two podiums this Saturday, the country had already won a silver (with Luis Carlos Cardoso, in KL1 200m) and a bronze (with Mari Santilli, in VL3 200m).