Hungary rocked the 2018 Kayak Canoe European championship
With these results, we are at the top of the medal table. If we are only looking at the Olympic disciplines, then the result is 3-3-2. On Saturday, the first day, Csaba Hüttner head coach’s team got to stand on the highest step of the podium. The women’s kayak 4 (K4) 500-meter team was made up of Anna Kárász, Danuta Kozák, Erika Medveczky and Dóra Bodonyi. Two of them had to miss last year’s competition, but it seems like that did not keep them back from winning this year.
Kozák became a mother last year and Kárász had to take some time to recover from an injury.
We won two Hungarian silver medals in K1 1000m category: both Bálint Kopasz and Tamara Takács came in second. Noémi Pupp and Tamara Csipes were third in K2 1000m.
On Sunday morning the Hungarian teams won 3 more gold medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze. Danuta Kozák won in K1, Virág Balla and Takács Kincső Devecseriné proved to be the very best in Canoe 2.
The biggest surprise came from Milán Mozgi and Tamás Somorácz, who managed to win after a really close race in K2.
In women’s K2 Erika Medveczky and Csipes came in second, and third place went to Sándor Tótka, Péter Molnár, Miklós Dudás and István Kuli in men’s Kayak 4.
On the shortest distance, Hungary won 1 gold medal, 1 silver and 2 bronze. First place went to the Balla and Kincső Takács team in C2 200m. After winning 2 gold medals in other categories, Kozák got the silver medal in the 200m distance. And Balla got another bronze medal for Hungary. The Márk Balaska and Balázs Birkás kayak team came in third, while Zsanett Lakatos in Canoe 1 came in second.
Featured image: Danuta Kozák, coming in first in women’s K1 500 meters. Photo: MTI/Kovács Tamás