Brazilian Fernando Rufino De Paulo won the VL2 men's 200m ©ICF

Spain, Brazil and Russia all won finals on the second day of competition at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics qualification tournament, the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Paracanoe World Cup in Szeged in Hungary.

In the VL3 men's 200 metres - in which athletes race in the va'a vessel - Adrian Mosquera of Spain claimed the gold medal by a narrow margin.

He finished 0.01sec ahead of Britain's Jack Eyers to finish top of the podium in a time of 52.53.

Mosquera's switch from the KL3 to VL3 paid off, as he booked his place at the Paralympics.

"In first race in va'a I finished fourth, and now, after training hard all the winter I am a champion - it's incredible," said Mosquera.

"At the start of the season I was unsure, but as time passed the sessions in the water were much better.

"This sensation, to be going to Tokyo, is the best.

"This has been my dream for four years, now it has become reality, it's unbelievable."

Winning the bronze medal was France's Eddie Potdevin, ahead of Emilio Ariel Atamanuk of Argentina and Brazil's Giovane Vieira De Paula.

Brazilian Fernando Rufino De Paulo claimed the gold medal in the VL2 men's 200m - a far margin ahead of the rest of the field in a time of 54.28.

Norberto Mourao of Portugal was just under two seconds adrift to win the silver medal, while Spain's Higinio Rivero held off American Steven Haxton for the bronze.

Mariia Nikiforova won the VL2 women's 200m ©ICF
Mariia Nikiforova won the VL2 women's 200m ©ICF

Finally, Russia's Mariia Nikiforova won VL2 women's 200m gold by over two seconds in 1min 05.43sec.

Debora Raiza Ribeiro Benevides of Brazil took silver marginally ahead of Germany's Katharina Bauernschmidt.

Canada's Brianna Hennessy and Japan's Saki Komatsu were fourth and fifth.

Hennessy booked her place at the Games with her finish, emotionally celebrated after she completed her race.

A total of 32 athletes will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics in Szeged.