Fernando Pimenta, 22, and Emanuel Silva, 26, of Portugal, won the Olympic Silver Medal for cannoning at the men’s double 1,000-meter K-2.
Rudolf Dombi and Roland Kokeny of Hungary took the gold. Martin Hollstein and Andreas Ihle of Germany took the bronze. This was the first time Portugal won a medal in canoe sprint.
Last week, Portuguese-Canadian Meaghan Benfeito, 23, and her team mate Roselin Filion won a Bronze Medal in women’s 10-metre synchronized diving at the London Olympics. The duo captured Canada’s second medal.
Portugal is being represented by 75 athletes competing at the London 2012 Olympics Games, officially known as the “Games of the XXX Olympiad.”