Satkova sisters add more gold on final day of wildwater World titles

The Czech Republic’s Satkova sisters added more titles to their collection on the final day of the ICF U23 and Junior Wildwater Canoeing World Championships in Murau, Austria.

Gold medals were shared around on an exciting final day of competition, with athletes from Switzerland, Italy, Germany, France and Slovenia winning individual sprint titles.

But once again it was the Czech Republic who enjoyed the majority of titles, Martina and Gabriela Satkova among four gold medallists on Sunday.

The sisters had already won three gold medals before the final day, with Martina adding the C1 U23 title and Gabriela the C1 Junior titles on Saturday.

Barbora Dimovova won the women’s K1 junior title, and Vladimir Slanina the men’s C1 U23 gold.

France continued its successful World Championships with another two gold medals on the final day, with Titouan Ropers winning the K1 men’s junior sprint, and Augustin Reboul and Gael De Brye snaring top spot in the C2 men’s junior.

Italy also picked up two gold medals on Saturday, with sisters Alice and Cecilia Panato continuing their successful championships with victory in the C2 women’s U23, and Tommaso Mapelli taking the honours in the C1 men’s junior.

Switzerland’s Melanie Mathys took gold in the women’s K1 U23, Slovenia’s Vid Debeljak beat out countryman Anze Urankar in the K1 men’s U23 sprint, and Germany’s Ole Schwarz and Janosh Suelzer won the final gold on offer, the men’s C2 U23.

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