Rowing: “I am happy and satisfied with the ratings,” said coach

Saturday 17 July 2021 | 8:21 am.

The coach of the Argentine speedboat team, Diego Canepa, expressed his “happiness and satisfaction” with the six qualifications for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo that the national players received, and stressed that the goal would be to “fight for the finals”.

“I am very happy and satisfied with the six Olympic rankings and participation in the World Cups achieved by the Argentine Boat Federation,” Canepa, from Montemore-o-Velho, Portugal, told Tellam.

“Now the final stage of working as hard as possible comes day by day to get the best result for the country. Our goal is to fight for the Olympic finals,” expanded Team DT, which has taken charge since 2011 in its second stage in front of the team (he did from 2000 to 2006) And he will travel to Japan next Sunday.

National rowing Lucas Rossi (slalom) qualified for the Tokyo Olympics; Agustín Vernice (K1 1000 meters); Rubén Rézola Voisard (entered into the third games in a row) and Brenda Rojas at the K1 200; Ariel Ataminuk (200m Kuala Lumpur) and Lucas Diaz Aspiroz (Kuala Lumpur 200) in skydiving.

Albiceleste rowing took first place by country at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, 2019, with four gold medals; One silver and two bronze, overtaking powers such as Canada and Cuba and making a quantum leap in the history of sports

“Being in the men’s and women’s races, in slalom and paragliding is very positive for our sport and as a motivator for all the athletes in our clubs represented at these games today and motivates them in the future to follow the same path,” Canepa said.

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Vernes, 25, winner of two gold medals at the last Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, 2019: In the K1 1000 and K2 1000, with Manuel Lascano, he was the first Argentine in history to become the U-23 World Champion in Pitesti (Romania) in K1 1000 (2017).

Risola Voisard – 2015 US medalist – and Miguel Correa won fifth in the final of the K2200 event, which was held in the waters of Eaton Dorney Stadium, on the penultimate day of the 2012 London Olympics.

Rojas and Sabrina Amigeno won the silver in Final A (from 1st to 9th) of the K2500 event at the World Cup Specialty in Barnaul, Russia, last month.

“It’s a very important thing because our sport has very few places in the Olympics: only 84 for men and many places for women in all shapes. This generates a lot of tension when it comes to qualifying and stress for top athletes,” he added.

“In the last European qualifiers, we saw that Olympic and world medalists were disqualified from Tokyo. For this reason, being in different forms is very important to us,” said Kaneba, 44.

In Olympic history, national rowing has earned three certifications: Javier Correa, at Sydney 2000 (K1 1000) and Athens 2004 (K1500); and Rubén Rézola Voisard and Miguel Correa, in London 2012 (K2200).

In another section of the conversation with Tellam, the coach highlighted the position of team members during the pandemic.

“Although the pandemic has destabilized us like everyone else, continuing to do well was not accidental but the result of a quick reorientation and a set of good decisions to be able to implement a modified plan,” he said.

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The latest Argentine precedents in discipline

At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Argentina ranked four speed rowers: Rubén Rézola Voisard K1200 (16th place); Daniel Dal Po, Juan Ignacio Caceres, Gonzalo Carreras and Pablo de Torres, in the K4 1000 (12th place); Sabrina Amigino in K1200 (19); Sabrina Ameghino, Alexandra Keresztesi, Magdalena Garro and Brenda Rojas in the K4 500 (13th), as well as Sebastian Rossi, in the C1 slalom (17th) and Lucas Diad in skydiving (kl1).

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 the sport because it did not exceed the fourth place among the countries of the continent.

“Unfortunately for these Olympics, we will not have the team boats presence as in Rio 2016 since the Covid situation caused a pre-Olympic suspension in Brazil,” Canepa said.

“In addition, for various reasons, the entities that regulate the sport on the continent and the world have not been able to redirect it and allocate places for the 2019 event which removed the possibility of classifying our double boats that had been a leader in America for three years,” he said.

“It generated great anguish and disappointment in the coaching staff and the athletes who worked fourteen months to try. I have to thank all that group of athletes who did everything they could and had nothing left.”

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In Olympic history, national rowing has earned three certifications: Javier Correa, at Sydney 2000 (K1 1000) and Athens 2004 (K1500); and Rubén Rézola Voisard and Miguel Correa, in London 2012 (K2200).

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