Kimberley Woods took a second gold medal in successive days ©ECA

Kimberley Woods claimed a second continental C1 crown at the European Canoe Association (ECA) Canoe Slalom European Championships in Ljubljana today.

Woods, who also secured individual gold at the 2015 event in Markkleeberg, expertly followed her victory yesterday for Britain in the team event.

She clocked a time of 110.31sec at the Tacen Whitewater Course on the Sava River to finish a mammoth 2.59 seconds clear of the rest of the field in Slovenia.

Tereza Fisherova of Czech Republic placed second in 112.90.

Nadine Weratschnig of Austria took third in 116.19 as qualification leader and defending champion Nuria Vilarrubla of Spain could only place fourth.

Three medallists pose together in the men's K1 competition ©ECA
Three medallists pose together in the men's K1 competition ©ECA

Poland enjoyed a surprise double in the men's K1 event as Mateusz Polaczyk defeated fellow countryman Daruisz Popiela.

Polaczyk finished 0.57 seconds ahead in 83.06 as defending champion Jiří Prskavec of the Czech Republic had to be content with bronze in 84.03.

Britain's reigning Olympic champion Joseph Clarke exited after finishing 19th in qualifying.

Hugo Biso and Pierre Picco of France took the men's C2 honours in 98.22.

Filip Brzezinski and Andrzej Brzezinski of Poland finished 0.87 behind in second as Jonas Kasper and Marek Sindler took Czech bronze in 99.20.

The women's C1 class is due to replace the men's C2 on the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020.

Action will conclude tomorrow at the European Championships with men's C1 and women's K1 finals.