Jiri Prskavec and Gabriela Satkova claimed gold medals on the second day of competition at the Canoe Slalom European Championships, as hosts Czech Republic dominated in Prague.
World champion Prskavec placed third in both the heat and semi-finals of the men’s K1 competition.
He rose to the top of the standings when it mattered, with a time of 1min 37.97sec proving enough in the final to secure gold.
Prskavec has now won the individual European title on four occasions, following victories in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Slovenia’s Peter Kauzer and Poland’s Mateusz Polackzyk completed the podium, after finishing in times of 1:38.49 and 1:39.06.
Satkova triumphed in the women’s C1 final in a Czech one-two.
The 18-year-old earned her maiden European title by achieving a time of 2:01.75.
Tereza Fišerová finished 0.30 seconds behind her team-mate to take the silver medal.
France’s Lucie Prioux completed the podium, finishing 8.28 seconds behind the winner.
Congratulations to the new medallists of the ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships!— Canoe Europe (@CanoeEurope) September 19, 2020
1. Gabriela Satkova CZE
2. Tereza Fišerova CZE
3. Lucie Prioux FRA
1. Jiri Prskavec CZE
2. Peter Kauzer SLO
3. Mateusz Polackzyk POL#CanoeEurope pic.twitter.com/bkYVwOnu9I
Satkova and Fišerová then teamed up with Tereza Kneblova to win the women’s C1 team competition in a time of 2:19.11.
Slovenia’s Alja Kozorog, Eva Alina Hočevar and Lea Novak finished as the runners-up in 2:44.07, while France’s Lucie Baudu, Claire Jacquet and Lucie Prioux secured bronze in 3:30.44.
France’s Boris Neveu, Quentin Burgi and Mathurin Madore prevented a Czech clean sweep of medals on the opening day of finals.
The French team triumphed in the men’s K1 final in 1:50.93.
Czech Republic finished 1.45 seconds off the pace after their team of Prskavec, Vít Přindiš and Vavrinec Hradilek received four penalties on the course.
Switzerland’s Isak Ohrstrom, Fredrik Wahlen and Max Karlsson completed the podium by clocking 1:54.14.
The focus shifts to the men’s C1 and women’s K1 events tomorrow.
Athletes from 20 countries are competing in the Czech Republic, with the European Championships closed to the general public.
Germany and Russia elected not to compete, while Britain and Slovakia have opted out of international racing until the end of 2020 due to the pandemic.