Another two individual gold medals for Czech Martina Satkova and a golden double for Italy’s Cecilia Panato were the highlights on the penultimate day of competition at the 2019 ICF junior and U23 wildwater canoe world championships in Banja Luka on Saturday.

Satkova added the women’s U23 kayak and canoe classic race gold medals to her sprint gold medals from Friday in another dominant display of wildwater paddling. Panato brought her individual gold medal tally to three with golds in the junior kayak and canoe classic races.

Saturday also saw a rare gold medal for Belgium, with Kilian Meersmans winning the men’s junior kayak classic race. There was also gold for France, courtesy of Theo Veins in the men’s U23 canoe classic.

Nico Paufler won gold for Germany in the men’s U23 kayak classic, and there was also double gold for the Germans in the C2 events. Schwarz and Sulzer won the men’s U23 classic, and Barth and Feine took the honours in the women’s U23 classic.

Matous Beier added to the Czech gold medal rush with a win in the men’s junior canoe classic, while the country also picked up a gold in the men’s junior C2 classic race through Salaj and Smakal.

The world championships in Bosnia and Herzogovina finishes on Sunday with classic team races.

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