The sixth time’s the charm for Teresa Portela…
The 39-year-old Spanish sprint canoer claimed the silver medal in the women’s K-1 200 meter canoe sprint competition at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Portela finished the race with a final time of 38.883, right behind gold medalist Lisa Carrington of New Zealand’s time of 38.120.
Denmark’s Emma Jorgensen finished right behind Portela with a time of 38.901 to settle for the bronze.
Portela, who has competed since the early 2000s, has competed in six Olympics.
Previously she finished fourth on one occasion (2012 London Games: Women’s K-1 200 m) and fifth on three occasions (2004 Athens Games: K-2 500 m, K-4 500 m; 2008 Beijing Games: K-4 500 m).