Pimenta determined to make impact in front of home crowd

ICF Media – In the blink of an eye during the final of the men’s K1 1000 in Rio Portugal’s Fernando Pimenta felt his Olympic medal chances slip away.

Four years after the euphoria of winning Portugal’s first ever sprint canoe Olympic medal, a silver with Emanuel Silva in the K2 1000, he had arrived in Brazil feeling on top of the world. 

“At the Olympic Games in Rio I had a good performance, I was in my best shape ever,” Pimenta said this week.

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