Switzerland topped the table in Zagreb with five gold medals ©World Rowing

Switzerland have finished the World Rowing Cup I in Zagreb on top of the standings after winning 57 points on Lake Jarun.

The Swiss won nine medals overall, including five gold, which translated to the leading points total.

Spain claimed second on 45 while the Czech Republic's 27 points was enough for third place.

World silver medallist Roman Röösli combined with Andrin Gulich to secure Switzerland's first title in the Croatian capital as they prevailed in the men's pair.

The pair finished the 2.25-kilometres stretch after 6min 30.98sec to condemn Spanish pair Jaime Canalejo and Javier Garcia to silver as they crossed the line 2.23 seconds later.

Danish duo Frederic Vystavel and Joachim Sutton then rounded out the top three in 6:37.20.

Fabienne Schweizer and Lisa Lötscher then ensured back-to-back triumphs for the Swiss as they beat Austrian sisters Katharina and Magdalena Lobnig and South Africa's Paige Badenhorst and Katherine Williams in the women's double sculls.

Two races without a medal then followed for Switzerland before a remarkable run of three consecutive golds.

Dominic Condrau, Joel Schuerch, Kai Schaetzle, and Patrick Brunner pulled off victory in the men's four final before compatriots Patricia Merz and Frederique Rol emulated their success in the lightweight women's double sculls.

Jan Schaeuble and Raphael Ahumada Ireland then completed the gold medal haul with a leading 6:19.38 finish in the lightweight men's double sculls final.

Double Olympic champions and brothers Martin and Valent Sinković provided the highlight of the event for the home crowd.

The Croatians dominated the men's double sculls final amid an ear-splitting atmosphere.

The 2023 World Rowing Cup Series is set to continue from June 16 to 18 in Varese, Italy, before concluding in Lucerne, Switzerland from July 7 to 9.