British canoeing quartet claim World Cup gold

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British women's four win kayak gold

Britain's canoeists have claimed gold at the Duisburg leg of the World Cup after their opponents collided.

Abigail Edmonds, Hayleigh Mason, Jessica Walker and Louisa Sawers won the women's K4 500 metres.

Lying third behind the German and Polish crews, the British quartet surged in front after the Poles lost control and hit the German boat.

Head coach Brendan Purcell said: "The win in the women's K4 was unreal, there was a little bit of luck in that race.

"But they were always going to be in the medals, it was just about what colour."

The win continues the successful start to the season by the British team following the five medals they won in the first event of the international series last week in the Czech Republic.