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Kayak-canoe vk: Four podium places over 5000 metres, home team finished with 15 medals

Kayak-canoe vk: Four podium places over 5000 metres, home team finished with 15 medals

Adolf Balazs, the men's favorite, won the longest canoe race, Zofia Kesban, who also won the women's 1000 metres, and Borka Zajevaj, who was second behind her at the time, finished third in the field of six.

Zofia Kesban. Photos: MTI/Zsolt Szigetváry

In the kayak, Vanda Kiszli took third place and Zuka Ksikos took fourth place, while in the men's category Cornel Peck took seventh place and Balint Kulik took ninth place. The fifth was 44-year-old Lajos Gjokos, who won the world championship title at the same venue in 2006 as a member of the Hungarian quartet, and currently represents the Japanese colours.

Burka Zajevay.

Representatives from 63 countries participated in the competition, which was held from Friday to Sunday.

5000m results:

1. Fernando Pimenta (Portugal) 21:50.83 AM
2. Thorbjörn Rask (Denmark) 22:12.51
3. Joachim Lindberg (Sweden) 22:14.04
…7. Cornell Becky 23:01.35
…9. Balint Kulik 23:22.91

1. Adolf Balazs 24:11.95 AM
2. Jose Ramon Belair Cordova (Cuba) 24:26.57
3. Fernando Dejan Jorge Enriquez (refugee) 24:43.95
4. Fodor Nicholas 25: 23.27

Vanda Kieszli.

1. Melina Andersson (Sweden) 23:47.82 AM
2. Estefania Fernandez (Spain) 24:05.84
3. Vanda Kiszli 24:22.34
4. Zuka Czeskos 24:50.07

1. Zasoufet Kesban 28:23.72 AM
2. Martina Malikova (Czech Republic) 29:13.07
3. Burka Zajevay 29:26.12

(In the opening photo: Adolf Balazs takes first place in the men's 5,000m individual canoe final)

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