Hungary picked up four medals from three races on the first day of senior competition at the 2018 International Canoe Federation Canoe Marathon World Championships in Prado Vila Verde in Portugal.
The country took gold and silver in the women's K1 race, bronze in the men's C1 and silver in the women's C1 class, with Spain featuring as their main rivals.
The 26.2 kilometre women's K1 event was won by Vanda Kiszli in a time of two hours, six minutes and 16.40 seconds, ahead of her compatriot Sara Mihalik who finished in 2:06:29.31.
Spain took bronze through Eva Barrios, who crossed the line 12 seconds ahead of the Czech Republic's Anna Koziskov, in 2:06:30.84.
Hungary got the better of Spain in the women's K1 event but the roles were reversed in the men's C1 race.
In that, which was contested over the same distance, Manuel Campos took gold in a time of 2:07:31.32, ahead of his compatriot Manuel Garrido in 2:07:40.06.
In that race Hungary had to settle for bronze, through Adam Docze, who crossed the line in 2:08:05.54.
The third race of the day, the women's C1, was won by an athlete from neither Hungary nor Spain.
In that it was Ukraine's Liudmyla Babak who was victorious, finishing the 15.4km route in a time of 1:24:18.27.
Hungary did snatch the silver through, through Zsofia Kisban in 1:26:05.69, while bronze was claimed by Marine Sansinena from France in 1:28:42.65.
Spain had to settle for a best finish of sixth, which came through Jenifer Casal.
Tomorrow will see medals decided in the men's C2 and K2 races plus the women's K2 event.