Martin Fuksa won a high quality C1 1,000m dual today at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup ©Getty Images

Germany's world champion Sebastian Brendel was beaten by Czech Republic rival Martin Fuksa today in a high-quality C1 1,000 metre dual at the International Canoe Federation Sprint World Cup in Duisburg.

It came on a day which still had plenty of home success on the German lake. 

The race produced the same three medal winners as at last year's World Championships in Račice, albeit in a different order.

Fuksa, who was second on home water last year, prevailed today in 3:42.385.

Brazil's world bronze medallist Isaquias Queiroz dos Santos finished second in 3:44.708 as Brendel had to settle for third in 3:45.727.

Home winners today included Max Rendschmidt in the men's K1 1,000m and Yul Oeltze and Peter Kretschmer in the C2 500m.

Yul Oeltze and Peter Kretschmer also won today on home water ©Getty Images
Yul Oeltze and Peter Kretschmer also won today on home water ©Getty Images

Rendschmidt prevailed in 3:26.559 to beat Belgium's Artuur Peters, second in 3:27.179, and another home paddler in Tom Liebscher, who was third in 3:27.508.

Oeltze and Kretschmer followed their 1,000m yesterday with success over the shorter distance in 1:40.801.

Aleksander Kitewski and Tomasz Barniak of Poland were second in 1:41.886 while there was bronze for Wang Hao and Li Qiang of China in 1:41.886.

Linnea Stensils of Sweden enjoyed a good victory elsewhere in the women's K1 500m.

She crossed in 1:48.285 to beat Poland's Anna Pulawska, second in 1:48.342, and France's Sarah Guyot, third in 1:48.473.

Action will continue tomorrow.