The final competitions in kayaking at 200 m distance finished. There was a unique race among singles. The places were divided between two pairs of the athletes! Such a thing happened so far ago at the water races.
The gold medal was taken by Sergei Filin from Russia, Istvan Kuli from Hungary gained the silver award, and the third with the accuracy of thousandth seconds of the same time became Jeremy Leray from France and Hakeem Leland from Norway, finished with the result of 00:37.059.
The athletes under 23 years fought for a place in the finals in their categories at the 200 m distance. Tomorrow the last medals of the Championships willfind their owners. And what will the athletes wait next? We tried to look into their professional future of the athletes.
The third day of the competitions gave the possibility for men from the 12 countries (Hungary, Belarus, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Spain, Finland, Lithuania, Chinese Taipei, Switzerland, Italy) to participate in the final at K1 Men distance.
After the first finals it is the turn to the junior semi-finals at the shortest distance of 200 meters. The Championships became the most important event for lots of athletes in their professional career. Having come to the final athletes, who showed the best time at this distance, told how they combine professional sport and private life.
At the K1 Junior 200 m distance the athletes from 12 countries such as Russia, Hungary, Belarus, Canada, Great Britain, France, Norway, Lithuania, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, the Ukraine.
The final races of the third Championships day finished. However it’s not time to hold force on which country is the strongest in the overall standing because there were just a half of final races.
The athletes from Hungary Erik Petro and Adam Varga in K2 Junior Men 1000 m too the gold medal:
— It is not the first gold medal of Hungary at current Championships. If to look at the results of this age category you may see we are really strong. Surely, we could demonstrate much faster time. Although it doesn’t matter if you have already had the gold medal. It is pleasant to win over such strong opponents.