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Ramón Ferro waves goodbye to competitive canoe marathon

Ramón Ferro waves goodbye to competitive canoe marathon 21.12.2017

Ramón Ferro, the most successful Spanish canoe marathon paddler in history, decided to end his sporting career. In 15 years among the best World’s canoe marathon paddlers he won over 20 medals at European and World Championships in C2 events.

Ramón Ferro has an impressive medal collection. In C2 he won three gold medals, six silver medals and three bronze medals at World Championships, and three gold medals, five silver medals and a bronze medal at European Canoe Marathon Championships between the seasons 2003 and 2017.
“I am tired. Mentally, physically. The time for rest came, and to spend more time with family,” said 39-year-old paddler after announcing his sporting retirement.
Ferro won majority of his medals together with his companion Oscar Grana, with whom he has many nice memories of competitions. There was however also some downs in his career, not only moments for celebration. Ferro missed a World Championships in 2009 due to meningitis, and other sour memory is from 2011 when he paddled together with Manu Garrido, and already celebrated World Champion title only to be informed they have been disqualified because of a mistake about 300 metres before the finish line.
Ferro decided to end his career, but Grana confirmed he might continue for a year or two, if he finds a C2 partner that will allow him to remain in the podium positions.


Source: https://www.lavozdegalicia.es/noticia/arousa/a-illa-de-arousa/2017/12/13/ramon-ferro-cuelga-pala-canoista-espanol-maraton-laureado-historia/0003_201712A13C9995.html