Isaquias Queiroz wins the fourth world championship in the C1 500m



Isaquias Queiroz in action in Halifax (Photo: Fábio Canhete/CBCa)

It’s champion! Isaquias Queiroz won the C1 500m title at the Speed ​​Canoeing World Championship, in Halifax, Canada, this Saturday (06). In a dominant event, the Brazilian won more than two seconds ahead of the second place, the Romanian Catalin Chirila. This is the 14th medal of Isaquias in World Cups, the seventh gold medal, the fourth in this competition.

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Just on the weekend that completes one year of his Olympic gold in Tokyo-2020, Isaquias Queiroz becomes world champion. And his achievement couldn’t have been better. The Pole Aleksander Kitewski even took the lead, but Isaquias took the lead in the first 50 meters, not to leave any more. Chirila still touched the Brazilian in the 250 meters, but Isaquias fired in the final half of the race to win by hand.

In the end, Isaquias Queiroz finished with 1min54s49, two seconds ahead of Catalin Chirila, who scored 1min56s51. The Czech Martin Fuksa completed the podium, with 1min56s79.

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This is Isaquias Queiroz’s 14th medal in the Speed ​​Canoeing World Championships, and his seventh gold medal. He is a four-time world champion in the C1 500m, after winning the title in 2013, 2014 and 2018. His other world titles are in the C2 1000m (2015) and the C1 1000m (2019), which proves that he is also the current one. Olympic champion and will dispute the final in Halifax this Sunday (07).

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