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Martina Weckmann 4th Beautiful at the European Canoe Slalom Championships in Lipovskaya, Slovakia

Martina Weckmann 4th Beautiful at the European Canoe Slalom Championships in Lipovskaya, Slovakia

Martina Weckman finished fourth at the European Canoe Slalom Championships in Lipovsky, Slovakia. He won the bronze medal in 0.03 seconds. It would have been a historic medal for the Netherlands. Italy’s Stephanie Horn won, followed by Eliska Mindalova (Slow) and Mallory Franklin (GB).

This is Weckman’s best record of being the first Dutch athlete in 12 years to compete in the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. The destination there was a final destination. She got it, and she came seventh.

Weckmann is now fully focused on Paris 2024. The European Championship is the first high point of this year. For this he trained in his native New Zealand and in February he went to the Emirates for a training camp in the desert with his training partner Lena Dinisen.

The goal for the European Championship also reached the final. She is approaching bronze. Wakeman: ‘The course set for the finals did not exactly fit me today. I lost a lot of time in the middle of the race. The rest of the run went very well. Today’s the end and this time I am very happy with the feeling I have in the water.

Delmo Olasable, Martina’s coach: ‘It is a real pity that the Netherlands could not get the first medal in history due to that 0.03! There’s a lot to do for the next stop: the World Cup in Italy on 5 – 10 July. ‘

Other Dutch people

Joris Otton also competed in the European Championships in K1 and C1. He did not advance to the semifinals. Her sister Martze Otton and Lena Tunisen compete in the K1. Well, they didn’t make it to the semifinals.

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