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Aug 29, 2017

Hungary wins 10 medals at Canoe Sprint World Championships

The Hungarian team performed well to secure second place on the overall medal table, proving that Hungary is a major force to be reckoned with in the kayak-canoe field.

Hungary has won 10 medals at the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships held in Racice, Czech Republic.

The Hungarian team performed well to secure second place on the overall medal table, proving that Hungary is a major force to be reckoned with in the kayak-canoe field.

According to MTI, Head Coach Csaba Hüttner said that even though they had won 16 medals at the European Championships, the World Championships was completely different because there were many more opponents. He said he was more than satisfied with 10 medals.

Márk Balaska and Balázs Birkás kayaking duo won the final of K-2 200m with the fastest time to bag a win. The second Hungarian gold medal went to Erika Medveczky and Ramóna Farkasdi for winning the K-2 1000m final.

Bence Nádas and Sándor Tótka won a silver medal in the final of the K-2 500m. Zoltán Kammerer, Dávid Tóth, Benjámin Ceiner and Dániel Pauman, finished in second place in the final of K-4 1000m. Bence Horváth did great in the final of the K-1 200m to win another silver.

Kincső Devecseriné Takács finished in the third place in the C-1 200m, while Jonatán Hajdu and Ádám Fekete won a bronze medal in the C-2 200m. 

More gold medals were to follow later on in the championships. Réka Hagymási and Ágnes Szabó kayaking duo bagged a gold. Tamara Takács, Erika Medveczky, Krisztina Fazekas-Zur and Ninetta Vad won Hungary's fourth gold in the K-4 500m. 

Finally, Dóra Bodonyi dominated the field in the K-1 5000m, the longest distance of the championships, to bag another gold medal.