Fernando Pimenta

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Fernando Pimenta
Personal information
Full name Fernando Ismael Fernandes Pimenta
Nationality Portuguese
Born (1989-08-13) 13 August 1989 (age 27)
Ponte de Lima
Website fernandopimenta.com
Sport
Country Portugal
Sport Canoeing
Event(s) K-1 1000m, K-1 5000m, K-2 1000m, K-4 1000m
Club Clube Náutico de Ponte de Lima

Fernando Ismael Fernandes Pimenta, GOIH, ComM (born 13 August 1989) is a Portuguese sprint and marathon canoeist who has won medals at the Summer Olympics, World and European championships.

Career[edit]

Pimenta has competed since the late 2000s. His first major result came at the 2010 World Championships in Poznań, Poland, when he won the K-2 500 metres silver medal together with João Ribeiro. One year later, he contributed to the Portuguese K-4 1000 metres gold medal at the European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, and claimed a bronze in the K-1 1000 metres.[1] Together with Emanuel Silva, he won the silver medal in the K-2 1000 metres event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, which was Portugal's only medal at these Games.[1]

In 2013, Pimenta won multiple medals in international events, namely two silvers (K-1 5000 metres and K-4 1000 metres) at the European Championships, held in Portugal's Montemor-o-Velho racing course,[2] and two golds (K-1 500 and 1000 metres) at the Summer Universiade in Kazan.[3] The following year, he secured his second world championship medal in Moscow, after a runner-up finish in the K-4 1000 metres event.[3] At the European Championships in Brandenburg, Germany, Pimenta finished again in the top-three places of the K-1 5000 and K-4 1000 metres, taking a bronze medal in both events.

Pimenta participated in the inaugural edition of the European Games, in Baku, Azerbaijan, where he became the first Portuguese sprint canoeist to win a medal in this competition, after finishing second in the K-1 1000 metres event; a day later, he added another silver medal in the K-1 5000 metres. At the World Championships in Milan, Pimenta won the K-1 1000 metres bronze medal – his third medal at this level – and secured his country's qualification for this event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[3]

In 2016, Pimenta won his first individual continental titles after taking the K-1 1000 and 5000 metres gold medals at the European Championships in Moscow.[4]

Orders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Emanuel Silva e Fernando Pimenta de prata". SAPO Desporto (in Portuguese). SAPO. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Henriques, Sara (16 June 2013). "Medalha de prata para Fernando Pimenta nos Europeus de canoagem". RTP Notícias (in Portuguese). RTP. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Fernando Pimeta" (in Portuguese). Olympic Committee of Portugal. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Fernando Pimenta campeão da Europa de K1 1000 e 5000 metros" (in Portuguese). Portuguese Canoe Federation. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Presidente da República agraciou atletas olímpicos e paralímpicos" (in Portuguese). Olympic Committee of Portugal. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Atletas condecorados com Ordem do Mérito (in Portuguese)
Awards
Preceded by
Portugal national under-20 football team
Portuguese Team of the Year
2012
(1000 meter K2 team with Emanuel Silva)
Succeeded by
500 meter K2 team
(Joana Vasconcelos and Beatriz Gomes)