There were three gold medals apiece for Russia and host nation Hungary in non-Olympic events as the three-day ICF canoe sprint world cup came to a close in Szeged, Hungary, on Sunday.

Portugal’s Fernando Pimenta made good on his promise to put on a strong performance in the final event on the program, winning the men’s K1 5000 to follow on from his K1 1000 gold on Saturday.

There were also a rare ICF gold medal for Chile, and golds for Spain, Italy on the final day of competition at the ICF canoe sprint world cup in Szeged, Hungary.

Ivan Shtyl, an Olympic silver medalist in the men’s C1 200 in London in 2012, and a world championship gold medalist from 2010, showed age does not weary him with a sizzling win on Sunday.

Shtyl overran world championship bronze medalist, Zaza Nadiradze of Georgia, to take the win. He later teamed up with Irina Andreeva to win the mixed C2 200, while Kristina Kovnir and Anastasiia Dolgova picked up Russia’s third gold with victory in the women’s K2 200.

Chile’s gold medal came in the women’s C1 5000, with Maria Mailliard, a fourth in the women’s C1 200 at last year’s world championships and a third in both the C1 200 and the C2 500 this weekend, showing her resilience in the tricky 5000 metre conditions.

Balazs Adolf picked up one of Hungary’s three gold medals on the final day with a strong win in the men’s C1 5000, while Dora Bodonyi finished her busy weekend with a win in the women’s K1 5000. Anna Lucz teamed up with Kolos Csizmadia in the mixed K2 200 to win her second title of the weekend and Hungary’s third Sunday gold.

It was a Spanish quinella in the women’s C2 200, with gold going to Antia Jacome and 17-year-old Antia Otero, and the silver medal going to Maria Corbera and Patricia Coco.

Italy’s Carlo Tacchini timed his run perfectly to win the men’s C1 500.

Pics by Bence Vekassy

Italy <a href='/webservice/athleteprofile/50167' data-id='50167' target='_blank' class='athlete-link'>Carlo Tacchini</a> C1 500 Szeged 2020


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