Canoeing: Fernando Pimenta renews with Benfica until 2024

Benfica announced this Thursday the renewal of the contract with the canoeist Fernando Pimenta, until 2024.

At the time of signing a new link, the Portuguese canoeist, who recently became national champion of the Fund, pointed to more “national and international titles”.

“It’s a rewarding moment, a moment of pride and a lot of responsibility. We represent a global icon, with a history in football and in sport. It makes me fully responsible for what I say and do, and I try to set the best example even in the worst of times,” he said. BTV.

The 32-year-old admitted that he “savors each competition more and more, as if it were the last”, in order “not to fall into monotony”. Fernando Pimenta also left praise for Eagles president Rui Costa.

“It’s very gratifying [estar ao lado de Rui Costa]. We are two people who feel the Club a lot, naturally and spontaneously. The way we have seen the president present in the most diverse modalities also values ​​the president himself and shows that he pushes for the different teams. It’s a pleasure to feel the affection, to be by her side and to exchange mutual respect,” he said.

The Portuguese athlete, Olympic vice-champion at London 2012 (K2 1,000 meters) and bronze medalist at Tokyo 2020 (K1 1,000 meters), has been linked to the Reds since 2018.

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