Algarve canoeist Joana Ramos was part of the Portuguese team that won the bronze medal in the women's 15-17 year old 200 meters K4 race at the Olympic Hopes 2019, which brought together over 800 young people in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Beatriz Bessa, Joana Ramos, Ana Gabriela Brito and Maria Santos performed at a great level and reached 3rd place with a record of 37,000 seconds. The Danish quartet garnered the 'gold' while Germany took the silver medal home.
The Alcoutim athlete participated in three other races, taking the first places in the women's K1 16 years 200 meters and women's K2 15-16 years 500 meters and the 6th place in women's K4 15-17 years 500 meters.
There were 12 young Portuguese canoeists, aged 15-17, competing in Bratislava.
The Olympic Hopes are one of the most prestigious international races geared to Olympic hopes, featuring the world's best athletes in cadet and junior ranks.
"Joana Ramos thus earns her first international title to join the national titles she has won and that reflect her ability and dedication," said the commune of Alcoutim.
The Mayor of Alcoutim, Osvaldo Gonçalves, hailed the Alcouteneja athlete for the achievement achieved and mentioned its importance “in reinforcing the image of the municipality with sporting potential, where sport has infrastructure and various support programs that encourage individual practice. and especially sports associations ”.