Spain has achieved five medals on the first day of competition of the European Marathon Championships that is being held from July 13 to 16 in Slavonski Brod, Croatia. More than 40 Spanish canoeists come together in championships that have the objective of taking our country to the highest step of the podium. A great day for the national team that starts this championship on the right foot.
Darío Sánchez, current world champion in C1, has taken gold after perfectly controlling the times of the regatta. The man from Madrid knew how to save strength and deal the final blow before the last portage where did he get the necessary mattress to beat comfortably.
Nerea Novo was in charge of opening the Spanish medal table in the first test of the day. The Galician got the silver medal in the C1 since knew how to manage efforts and maintain second place controlling, at all times, the reactions of the canoeists who were behind.
In addition, Diego Romero (C1), María Martín (C1) and Eva Barrios (K1) closed this first day of the European marathon with the achievement of three bronze medals that place Spain as the team with the most medals.