Slovak athletes win five medals in water slalom at World Championships in Slovenia

Slovakia's water slalom athletes found success at the World Slalom Championships in Tacen, Slovenia over the weekend – collecting three gold and two silver medals in the Men's and Women's C1, C2 and K1 disciplines, the TASR newswire reported.

Slovakia's water slalom athletes found success at the World Slalom Championships in Tacen, Slovenia over the weekend – collecting three gold and two silver medals in the Men's and Women's C1, C2 and K1 disciplines, the TASR newswire reported.

Jana Dukátová won a silver in the Women's K1 (kayak/singles) on September 11 before adding a gold to her collection by winning the Women's C1 race (canoe/singles) on the next day.

Slovak twin-brothers Peter and Pavol Hochshorner clinched victory in the Men's C2 discipline (canoe/doubles), taking gold on September 11. Michal Martikán took silver in the Men's C1 (canoe/singles) on September 12, his tenth medal at World Championships. He also set a new Slovak record for collecting medals at every world or continental championships in 15 successive years since 1995.

Additionally, the Slovak water-slalom trio of Michal Martikán, Alexander Slafkovský and Matej Benuš won gold in the Men's 3xC1 (3x canoe/single) race on September 13, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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