Hungary Wins 2 Kayak Gold, Germany Adds 4 Canoe Sprint Medals

In the four medal events in canoe and kayak early on Wednesday, Germany managed to capture four medals, finishing in the top three of each of the four events. Its lone gold medal in that haul was won by Sebastian Brendel, who won the 1000 meters men's single canoe.

David Cal Figueroa of Spain captured silver in that event, while Canadian Mark Oldershaw grabbed the bronze. In the 500 meter women's four kayak, the team from Hungary won a close race in which the top four kayaks were separated by less than one second. Germany came in second for silver, while bronze went to Belarus.

Norway's Eirik Veras Larsen won the gold medal in the 1000 meter men's single kayak, followed by Adam van Koeverden of Canada in second and Max Hoff of Germany in third. In the 1000 meter men's double kayak, Hungary finished first ahead of Portugal and Spain.

Complete results from Wednesday's Canoe Sprint events:

Men's Kayak Single (K1) 1000m

Gold: Eirik Veras Larsen (Norway)
Silver: Adam van Koeverden (Canada)
Bronze: Max Hoff (Germany)

Men's Canoe Single (C1) 1000m

Gold: Sebastian Brendel (Germany)
Silver: David Cal Figueroa (Spain)
Bronze: Mark Oldershaw (Canada)

Men's Kayak double (K2) 1000m

Gold: Hungary (Dombi/Kokeny)
Silver: Portugal (Pimenta/Silva)
Bronze: Germany (Hollstein/Ihle)

Women's Kayak Four (K4) 500m

Gold: Hungary
Silver: Germany
Bronze: Belarus

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