Cătălin Chirilă, second place on the earth canoe finals in Halifax

photograph supply: Fb/Cătălin Chirilă

Excellent news for Romanian sport: a silver medal received a short while in the past by a Romanian athlete on the world canoe finals.

The Romanian athlete Cătălin Chirilă received the silver medal within the 500 meter single canoe race, on Saturday, on the World Kayak-Canoe Championships in Halifax (Canada).

Chirilă was clocked with a time of 1 min 56 sec 51/100, being overtaken by the Brazilian Isaquias Santos, 1 min 54 sec 59/100. The third was the Czech Martin Fuksa, recorded with a time of 1 min 56 sec 79/100.

Isaquias Santos received the gold on the 2020 Olympic Video games within the 1,000 m single canoe occasion, having additionally three world titles within the 500 m single canoe.

Martin Fuksa additionally has two world titles in single 500 m canoe.

The final Romanian medal on the World Championships was in 2017, in Racice (Czech Republic), when Victor Mihalachi and Leonid Carp received the silver within the double canoe within the 500 m occasion.

Cătălin Chirilă can be certified within the 1,000 m single canoe remaining, which can happen on Sunday.

Romania despatched six athletes, led by head coach Florin Popescu, to the World Championships in Halifax, aiming to position 4-6 and one 6-9.

Chirilă, spearhead of the Romanian delegation

Cătălin Chirilă, winner of three silver and one bronze medals on the World Cup phases in Racice (Czech Republic) and Poznan (Poland), is the athlete on whom the Romanian delegation’s medal hopes for the hosted Kayak-Canoe World Championships are linked from Halifax (Canada) between August 3 and seven.

Florin Popescu, the coordinating coach of the nationwide canoe and kayak workforce, mentioned that the target set for Cătălin Chirilă on the World Championships is a 6-9 place, even when the athlete from CSA Steaua can assault the rostrum within the 500 and 1,000 m occasions.

Within the preparation plan, I set a smaller purpose for Chirilă, who’s now not within the doubles boat with Victor Mihalachi, a 6-9 place, however after his conduct on the World Cups we hope for extra. However let’s do our job and we’ll discuss later. I like how he trains, he follows this system I made for him. However it’s also in regards to the time zone, a number of points, however I for one hope that he’ll do his job. He nonetheless has some rising to do, being in his first 12 months in singles canoeing. I can not ask him for outcomes now. The assessments are properly divided, sooner or later there are 1,000 sequence, one other day 500, then semi-finals. This system was prolonged, as a result of often the World Championships began on Thursday and ended on Sunday. Now they begin on Wednesday and end on Sunday. They are going to have one race a day and that makes me comfortable, as a result of we have now time to get better and modify to the time zone as shortly as doable. That worries me essentially the most. We’ve three days to acclimatize to the time zone. With a five-hour distinction, it might have taken 5 days, as consultants say, Florin Popescu mentioned, based on Agerpres.

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