Former world champions Kudejova of the Czech Republic and Slovenia’s Benjamin Savsek claimed the final individual titles on offer at the Canoe Slalom European Championships in Prague. Kudějová, the 2015 individual world champion, triumphed in the women’s K1 event in the Czech capital.
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The 30-year-old recorded a time of 112.71sec to edge out French rival Camille Prigent by 1.90sec and continue the success for the Czech team at their home European Championships. Amalie Hilgertova of the Czech Republic took bronze, 2.42 adrift of her victorious compatriots.
Kudějová secured her second gold medal of the day in the team event, partnering Veronika Vojtová to the European title in 139.64. Price was again forced to settle for silver after finishing second with teammate Lucie Buadu, 1.03 behind the Czech team.
Corinna Kuhnle and Nina Watching did enough for bronze as they completed the course 5.83 slower than the gold medalists. Savšek, the 2017 world champion, added another major title to his collection with victory in the men’s C1 competition.
The Slovakian multiple European gold medalist clocked 104.90 to deny the Czech side another gold on home soil. Lukas Rohan was 3.76 adrift in second place, while bronze went to his Czech teammate Václav Chaloupka.
Slovenia won the men’s team crown ahead of crews from Ireland and Poland, who took silver and bronze, respectively. The Czech Republic had been awarded the silver medal before they were handed a 50-second penalty, which saw them end the competition outside of the medals.
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