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The kayaker, who will stand last on the platform, has found his spot

The kayaker, who will stand last on the platform, has found his spot

The performance of the Hungarian men’s kayak quartet of Pence Nadas, Kolos Sizmadia, Istvan Koli and Sándor Tutka received particular attention at the World Kayak and Canoe Championships in Duisburg, so it is heartening and gratifying that the Hungarian kayak won the preliminary race by a wide margin. An impressive margin and made it into the middle race. A good course is primarily important for increasing self-confidence, because – unlike the ladies – even with a race win, you can’t immediately row to the final.

The men’s quartet of Nadas, Chismade, Colley and Totka got off to a good start. Photo: MTI/Tamas Kovacs

– I think we managed to do everything we set out to, and we were able to deliver maximum performance even in heat where we weren’t really chasing. Of course, this was only the first track, and I’m sure every millisecond will come out of us in the middle and final race – which Kolos Csizmadia rated.

According to Csizmadia, they have found the correct sequence

He began his career as a kayaker, rowing in the second seat, and finished fourth at the Tokyo Olympics – beating teammate Sandor Tutka. By working hard, he has managed to hold out for the 500 metres, and is already very keen on achieving great success, as he has yet to win a medal in a world competition – except for the mixed boat which is more for fun. Rowing, in which he became world champion in 2021. Csizmadia feels that now everything is finally in the quad, and he has also found his place on the second hole.

– With Pence Nadas having a stroke, Colle Besti and I were one point behind, which meant I came in third. It was not strange to me, but I did not feel at ease there, I was alarmed by the great mass of water which came in my face, and I struggled out to sit in the second hole. Fortunately, Bestie can finish third, which requires someone with a faster grip on the water, and as it turns out, he’s also better than me at this. It worked fortunately, compared to the European Games in Krakow we still found tenths in this unit – he did a mod background analysis. The Hungarian boat finished sixth in Kraków, followed by Kole, Sesmadia, Nadas and Totka in that order. Sixth place in the World Cup might be a stake, but naturally our team wants more than that.

Esther Rendisi;  Tamara Chips;  Dora Hadvina, WC Kayak-Canoe, Duisburg
The four Hungarian ladies got off to a bad start. Photo: MTI/Tamas Kovacs

Dora Hadvina is disturbed by the middle race

The final four-woman line-up was formed just a few weeks before the World Championships, as Dora Alida Gazso, Tamara Cebes, Ester Rendisi and Dora Hadvina confidently prepared for the World Cup, anticipating a medal plus quota. The girls’ introduction was not the best, they finished second behind the Chinese in the heats, which was annoying because they could have qualified directly for the finals had they won the race.

– I’m angry because our race didn’t go well, that’s why the whole track went fast, we tried to catch up with the others who were way behind – Dora Hadvina, the Olympic champion in Tokyo, didn’t even speak next to her. – In some respects, it is an advantage, and on the other hand, it is a disadvantage to play another round before the final. Eszti and Tami also have numbers, so it would have been better if we didn’t have to run in the middle.

In the World Championships, until Thursday, only preliminary and intermediate races are held, and the finals are organized on Friday.

Tamara Cipes improved in singles

Two-time Olympic champion Cebes took to the water again a few hours after the preliminary four-man kayak 500-meter individual race, and was the first to cross the finish line with almost one boat.

“This is how I planned this race.” Round four didn’t go so well, that’s why I wanted this round to go well, but of course by finishing up front. I pushed the start, first 150 metres, then let it go more and more. I feel better mentally and physically than I did in May and June. I had a very good time in training, which is a good starting point – the 33-year-old veteran assesses Honvéd.

Tamara Sebes won the silver in Tokyo behind Lisa Carrington, who she missed the year before, and admits she has yet to fully recover her previous form.

– Now I don’t feel the same way I did before the Olympics, and I’m still overweight. But I don’t deal with it now, this year I didn’t want to do everything to the core, I basically planned this year as the year of comeback. Lisa is currently the number one contender, Olympic champion and defending World Cup champion, for me the criterion is what I compare her to now. I will learn a lot from the battle with him, – added the excellent kayaker.

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