National teams from 18 countries compete in European kayak polo Coimbra

National teams from 18 countries compete in European kayak polo Coimbra


DB-Pedro Ramos

Coimbra hosts the European kayak polo championship, which takes place on the left bank of the Mondego River between Thursday and Sunday, bringing together 49 senior and under-21 teams from 18 countries [masculinas e femininas].

“For the first time, the number of female under-21 teams is greater than the number of teams of senior women, with a strong adherence of women to this sport at the level of the great canoeing powers,” said João Botelho of Portuguese Canoeing Federation (FPC), at the presentation of the event.

The leader also stressed that Portugal will have a female under-21 representation, which was a category that the national team did not have and that the “Federation decided to draw up a project of massification and captivation of young people, the result of the organization of the European”.

Read the news developed in tomorrow's print edition, Wednesday, August 28, of Diário As Beiras



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