|Ana Varela claimed gold on 500m. over the 200m. winner Tania Fernández|
In the juniors and U16 categories, podiums were more heterogeneous, showing the good job that always in Galicia has been done with the youngsters, not only at the big clubs, but at the most modests too.
In the shortest distance, the 200 metres, expectation was big to see in action, after many years exclusively focused on Olympics, Carlos Pérez Rial, a.k.a. "Perucho", Gold medalist in Beijing 2008 and who unfortunately couldn't reach this year the Olympic berth for London. He showed again that international gold medals are never achieved in a lucky draw and he took gold in both K1 and K2 (with Rodrigo Tiebo) after impressive performances. We are sure this wins will represent a new boost in his aspirations of coming back to the international top scene in 2013.
Talking about the ladies 200 metres, Tania Fernández could take good revenge of her defeat in the 500 and claimed gold over Carla Pérez and Ana Varela, silver and bronze, who on a K2 got again a new gold for Kayak Tudense, winning in closed finish their teammates Leticia Piña and Valeria Romero.
Finally, Kayak Tudense clearly took the first position at the clubs overall standings of the Championships with 2,227 points, being second the Club As Torres-Romería Vikinga de Catoira and third the Escuela de Piragüismo Ciudad de Pontevedra.
You can check the full results at this link.