|César de Cesare at the London 2012 Olympics.|
De Cesare is attempting this year to forget the bad taste left after not being in the London Olympic final as everybody expected, where he could only manage to become fourth in the B final. He certainly has his eyes on the World Championships at Duisburg in August, where he will try to get back into the A final and who knows if claiming a medal.
Interestingly, along with the sprint competition was also held the marathon, which was won by Martin Mozzicafredo (ARG) in K1, beating by just one second his compatriot Santiago Scalesi. But the way of granting medals in this championship is somewhat curious, because although the competitions are open (to 3 and 4 boats from the same country), the medals were given to representatives from different countries, so the silver medal went to Jesus Comenares (VEN) and bronze for Orlando Latorre (who figures here as Ecuatorian paddler, but in the list of sprinting he appears as Uruguayan... continue to investigate).
In K2, Argentina also got victory through Franco Balboa and Pascual Orellana, ahead of brothers Caffa, also from Argentina.
If anyone is curious to check the complete listings of races, somewhat different from what we are accustomed, can consult this link.