France finishes with a flurry at wildwater world titles

France picked up three gold medals and Italy and the Czech Republic two each on the final day of competition at the 2019 ICF junior and U23 wildwater canoeing world championships in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzogovina, on Sunday.

There was also a second gold medal for the championships for Belgium, who triumphed in the men’s U23 kayak classic teams race to put a temporary halt on the gold rush for their three European rivals.

But the final day belonged to France, who found its way to the top of the podium in three of the team event finals that were contested.

They tasted glory in the men’s junior canoe classic, the men’s U23 canoe classic, and the final event of the world championships, the men’s U23 C2 classic.

Italy won gold in the opening event of the day, the women’s junior kayak classic, and followed up with a victory in the women’s U23 kayak classic team race.

The final two gold medals for the Czech Republic for the week came in the men’s junior kayak classic team and the women’s U23 canoe classic team.

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