Second in his series in K1 200m, Maxime Beaumont qualified directly for the distance semi-finals and thus avoided the pitfall of a quarter-final.
Five years after the money brought back from Rio, Maxime Beaumont ensured the K1 200m series on the occasion. The kayaker from Boulogne-sur-Mer did not force his talent to take second place in his race, just under four tenths of a second from the Italian Manfredi Rizza. A result that allows him to avoid the effort of participating in a quarter-final at the end of the program this Wednesday on the Canal de la Forêt de la Mer. Series of the K1 200m which turned out to be very fast. Indeed, the best Olympic time over this distance, established in Rio by the Briton Liam Heath (35”197), has been beaten twice. First, the Swede Petter Menning dominated the first series in 34”698 before the Hungarian Kolos Csizmadia, in the second series, improved in 34”442. If he wants to aspire to do better than in Brazil, Maxime Beaumont will have to raise his level of play in the semi-finals.