Olympic finalist Augustin Vernes wins gold in South American rowing in Uruguay

Buenos Aires rower Agustin Vernes, a finalist at the Tokyo Olympics, won gold last night in the K1 1000m test on the opening day of the South American Powerboat Championships in Montevideo, Uruguay, in which the Argentine team competed. won another seven golds; Two silver and two bronze.

Vernes, 26, of Olavaria, won the final with a time of 3 minutes 49 seconds 45/100 and was accompanied by Uruguayan Sebastian Delgado in the second with 3 minutes 54 seconds 30/100 and Jose Lopez in third place with a time of 4 minutes 06/04/100) .

In Tokyo, the Argentine achieved the Olympic diploma by finishing eighth in Final A (from first to ninth) over the 1000 metres, with a record-breaking 3 metres. 28 sec. 503/1000, in the Sea Forest Channel in the Japanese capital, Hungarian Balint Kopasz won the gold with a new Olympic record: 3m. 20 seconds. 643/1000.

Vernes, winner of two gold medals at the last Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, 2019: in the K1 1000 and K2 1000, along with Manuel Lascano, was the first Argentine in history to become the U-23 world champion in Petiste (Romania) in the K1 1000 (2017) .

Other gold medals were won by Zoe Etrea and Priscilla Vukonic (K21000 minor); Manuel Oreiro (K1 1000 Junior); Santiago Piedras (C1 1000 Student Cadet); Lara Abboud and Candela Velazquez (Kadet K2); Maitina Jorge Romero, Milagros Vicenzoni, Celestina Benitez, Maria Belen Dominguez (K4 minor);

Juan Emilio Alvarez, Ignacio Magnone Kesner, Maximo Camportondo and Emiliano Mosquera Pradoli (K4 secondary); Zoe Cappeletti, Jazmín Martínez, Giovana Andreotti and Candela Velasquez (K4 student).

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Silver was conquered by Aramis Sánchez Ayala (C1 1000 cadet); Martina Catalano and Mercedes Isasi (K2 cadet) while Ariel Massiotti claimed bronze (K1 1000 junior); Lautaro Villarino (C1 1000 students).

The tournament, organized and supervised by the Uruguayan Canoeing Association, is supported and supervised by the South American Rowing Association (Kosorca).

In the competition, the 100, 500 and 1000m tests are contested in the minor, student, junior, senior, and master categories.

In the tournament, named “Joao Tomasini Schwettner” in honor of the former president of the Brazilian Rowing Federation, who died in January of this year due to complications with Covid-19, players from Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. Uruguay competition.

Also attending will be Santa Fe’s Ruben Rizzola, who earned his Olympic diploma in London 2012 with Miguel Correa by finishing fifth in the K2200m final and was seventh in the semi-finals in Japan. Brenda Rojas – US double medalist: bronze at the K4500 in Toronto, Canada, 2015 and Lima, Peru, 2019 – last in the No. 4 semifinals of the K1500m in Tokyo, and paddle from Entre Ríos Daniel Dal Bó, Argentine champion in the K1 1000 and K1500 and K25500 m.

Albiceleste rowing took first place by country at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, 2019, with four gold medals; One of the silver and two bronze, it outperformed forces such as Canada and Cuba and made a qualitative leap in the history of sports, as it did not exceed the fourth place among the countries of the continent. (Tillam)

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