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Hungary tops the medal table at the Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe European Championships Munich 2022

Hungary tops the medal table at the Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe European Championships Munich 2022 21.8.2022

After four days of the competition in Munich the Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe European Championships Munich 2022 has come to an end. The best nations of the last season were excelling also on the Olympic Regatta Course in Munich. Hungary concluded the European Championships on the first place in medal standings, with a total of 17 medals. Germany was second with 16 and Spain third with a total of 15 medals.

On the last day of the European Championships Munich 2022 fifteen canoe sprint finals were on the programme. Hungary, Poland and Spain were among those who were the most satisfied after the last competition day.
Hungary started the canoe sprint finals with gold medal of Noemi Pupp who was the winner of women's K1 1000 metres final. In the final Justyna Iskrzycka from Poland was second and Isabel Contreras from Spain third. The Hungarian national anthem was played after women's K2 200 metres final, where their crew finished the race ahead of Poland and Germany.
Balint Kopasz and Bence Nadas were crowned European Champions in men's K2 500 metres final. Germany won silver medal and Lithuania bronze. In women's C2 200 metres final Giada Bragato and Bianka Nagy won the European Champion title for Hungary. Spain was second and Germany third.
The host nation was happy after men's K2 1000 metres final where Martin Hiller and Tamas Grossman beat Spanish and Italian duos to claim European Champion titles.
Martin Fuksa from Czech Republic who is the holder of best European time in men's C1 500 meters event from 2017 European Championships in Plovdiv once again picked up gold medal. This time he beat Serghei Tarnovschi from Moldova and Catalin Chirila from Romania to reach the highest podium position.
"Now I am really European champion. I'm really happy, it's my eighth title in 500m and 11th totally. I'm glad if I can compete in front of big and huge crowds, in front of my family, and with friends. I hope that I will continue in these good races in the future. In this season I had eight finals, eight medals, so I'm really happy. I'm looking forward to a few days of rest before I start again with hard training and prepare for Olympic qualifiers," said Fuksa.
Poland celebrated the European Champion title in men's C2 200 meters event with Aleksander Kitewski and Arsen Sliwinski. They won the race ahead of Spain and Lithuania who shared the second place with the equal time in the finish.
There was a tie in women's K1 500 meters final, where two bronze medals were awarded to Slovenian Anja Osterman and Emma Jorgensen from Denmark. The European Champion title went to Anna Pulawska from Poland, while Eszter Rendessy from Hungary finished second.
Anna Pulawska was also a member of golden Polish K4 crew that celebrated the European Champion title over 500 meters. Denmark was second and Hungary third.
Portuguese kayaker Kevin Santos was the fastest man of men's K1 200 meters final, finishing ahead of Roberts Akmens from Latvia and Petter Menning from Sweden.
In women's C1 200 metres final Antia Jacome from Spain produced the best time for the European title. Ukraine's Liudmyla Luzan was second and Vanesa Tot from Croatia third.
"I can't believe it. I had an injury this year, and this is why I didn't go to the world championships. To come home as European champion is something that I still need time to grasp," said Jacome.
Her compatriots Joan Antoni Moreno and Adrian Sieiro were unbeatable in men's C2 500 meters final. Polish duo was second and local heroes Sebastian Brendel and Tim Hecker were third.
The European Championships Munich 2022 concluded with 5000 metres events that were postponed from Saturday because of thunderstorm. Fernando Pimenta (POR), Walter Bouzan (ESP) and Rafal Rosolski (POL) were the best in men's kayak. Hungarian Emese Kohalmi was the fastest in women's kayak, winning the title and gold medal. Susanna Cicali from Italy was second and Eva Barrios from Spain third. In women's canoe Spain's Maria Corbera recorded a comfortable win ahead of Annika Loske from Germany and Liudmyla Babak from Ukraine.





WK1 1000


1. Noemi Pupp (HUN)

2. Justyna Iskrzycka (POL)

3. Isabel M. Contreras (ESP)


MK2 1000


1. Germany

2. Spain

3. Italy


MC1 500


1. Martin Fuksa (CZE)

2. Serghei Tarnovschi (MDA)

3. Catalin Chirila (ROU)


WC2 200


1. Hungary

2. Spain

3. Germany


MC2 200


1. Poland

2. Spain

3. Lithuania


WK2 200


1. Hungary

2. Poland

3. Germany


WK1 500


1. Anna Pulawska (POL)

2. Eszter Rendessy (HUN)

3. Emma Jorgensen (DEN)

3. Anja Osterman (SLO)


MC2 500


1. Spain

2. Poland

3. Germany


MK2 500


1. Hungary

2. Germany

3. Lithuania


WC1 200


1. Antia Jacome (ESP)

2. Liudmyla Luzan (UKR)

3. Vanesa Tot (CRO)


MK1 200


1. Kevin Santos (POR)

2. Roberts Akmens (LAT)

3. Petter Menning (SWE)


WK4 500


1. Poland

2. Denmark

3. Hungary


MK1 5000


1. Fermando Pimenta (POR)

2. Walter Bouzan (ESP)

3. Rafal Rosolski (POL)


WK1 5000


1. Emese Kohalmi (HUN)

2. Susanna Cicali (ITA)

3. Eva Barrios (ESP)


WC1 5000


1. Maria Corbera (ESP)

2. Annika Loske (GER)

3. Liudmyla Babak (UKR)


LIVESTREAM: www.canoe-europe.org (certain territories will be geoblocked according to the requirements)

BROADCASTERS: https://www.munich2022.com/en/list-of-broadcasters

SCHEDULE AND RESULTS: https://results.mun.mev.atos.net/ECM2022/en/results/canoe-sprint/daily-schedule.htm