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Canoeist Savšek defends European title

Prague, 20 September - Slovenia's slalom canoeist Benjamin Savšek has defended his European champion title having beaten his rivals in Sunday's C1 final in Prague. He outperformed his closest rival Lukaš Rohan from the Czech Republic by three seconds and 79 hundredths.

Prague, Czechia
Slovenian canoeist Benjamin Savšek.
Photo: The Slovenian Kayak Association

Prague, Czechia
Slovenia's canoe team: Benjamin Savšek, Luka Božič and Jure Lenarčič.
Photo: The Slovenian Kayak Association

This is his third European title, and the third medal for Slovenia at the European Canoe Slalom Championships after kayaker Peter Kauzer and the women's canoe team won silver yesterday.

Missing medals by a notch were another two Slovenian athletes in today's finales, as kayaker Eva Terčelj and Luka Božič placed fourth.

Savšek also won gold in the C1 event at the 2017 Canoe Slalom World Championships and was member of the team that won the C1 team event at the 2018 Canoe Slalom Worlds in Rio de Janiero.

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