Finals took place today at the Canoe Freestyle World Cup ©ICF

French paddlers enjoyed success on finals day at the International Canoe Federation Canoe Freestyle World Cup in Sort today.

Marlene Devillez triumphed in the K1 women's event in the Spanish city after a score of 520 points across her three runs.

Zofia Tula of Poland was second with a score of 46.67 and third place went to pre-race favourite Hitomi Takaku of Japan, with 430 points. 

Jean-Yves Moustriu also clinched a French win in the C1 competition in a 1-2-3 for the European nation.

Moustrou scored 513.33 to beat Tom Dolle, second with 340 and Tom Lay, third with 336.67.

Competition also took place today in the men and women's squirt boats, where there is no restriction on size but a greater emphasis on smooth control and graceful moves.

Tomasz Czaplicki of Poland claimed the men's K1 title with 1,000 points to beat American favourite Dane Jackson, with 800.

Joaquim Fontane I Maso of Spain was third with 745.

Alex Edwards of Great Britain with a score of 823.33 to beat Polish duo Czaplicki, who won two medals today, and Bartosz Czauderna.

They finished second and third respectively with 650 and 580 points. 

Yoshiko Suematsu won the corresponding women's event with 770 points to beat Japanese team-mate Hitomi Takaku, second with 597 points.

Izabela FIdzinska of Poland was third with 336.67. 

Another World Cup leg is due to begin in the same venue tomorrow.