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Germany and Great Britain take gold medals on the last day of 2019 ECA Canoe Polo European Championships

Germany and Great Britain take gold medals on the last day of 2019 ECA Canoe Polo European Championships 1.9.2019

The 2019 ECA Canoe Polo European Championships in Coimbra, Portugal, has concluded with celebration of German and British national team who won in men's and women's senior final.

Excellent canoe polo tournament on Mondego River in Coimbra brought exciting medal matches in front of the full stands of fans from different European countries. Women's final match between Germany and Great Britain ended in overtime as the regular game time brought the 1 - 1 result. It was Great Britain who scored the golden goal for their seventh ECA European Champion title in history. Prudence Blyth and Bethan Littlewood scored for Great Britain and Tonie Lenz for Germany. In all thirteen editions of ECA Canoe Polo European Championships it was either gold medal for Great Britain or Germany in women's senior part of the tournament.
Italy and France played for bronze medal. Despite having the ball in possesion for more than half a game time, French players did not found a solution for Italian team, so Italy won bronze medal with a final score 6 - 0.
The final standings in women's senior tournament are Great Britain, Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Denmark.
In men's senior tournament the defending champions from Spain did not have the best week, so it was clear that this year there will be new team on the highest podium position. Two teams who already had past experience with European Champion title in this event met in the gold medal match. At the end it was Germany who pulled out a win, scoring for 2 - 1 lead in match with Great Britain just 20 seconds before the loud signal went off announcing the end of game time. Lukas Richten and Robert Pest scored for Germany and Ross Montgomery for Great Britain.
In a bronze medal match Italy and Poland played 6 - 2, for the second third place of the day for Italy.
The final standings in men's senior tournament are Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Austria and Finland.
Next ECA Canoe Polo European Championships will be organised in Buriana, Spain, in 2021.



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