MADRID, September 19 (.) –
The Spanish women’s patrol K1 formed by Maialen Chourraut, Laia Sorribes and Olatz Araregui won the silver medal this Tuesday in the World Olympic Slalom, which is being held in the Lee Valley canal, in London.
Led by the veteran Maialen Chourraut, triple Olympic medalist and who demonstrated that she knows well a facility where she won bronze in the 2012 Olympic Games, being key in closing the team in the downhill to win silver.
The Spanish team signed a great descent, with only one penalty, but that was precisely the one that cost them a gold that went to Australia by a narrow margin of 0.29 seconds. The bronze went to the British, also by a narrow margin against the Spanish, 11 thousandths.
For its part, the women’s C1 made up of Nuria Vilarrubla, Klara Olazábal and Miren Lazkano touched the podium by finishing fourth, just 30 thousandths behind the bronze that went to Slovenia. The key was a touch on gate 15, which if it had occurred would have also given the Spanish the silver medal.
In the men’s competitions there were not such good results. The C1 of Miquel Travé, Daniel Pérez and Luis Fernández lost their chances in the second half and finished ninth, while the K1 of Miquel Travé, Pau Etxaniz and David Llorente stayed tenth, more than nine seconds from gold.