Fiona Pennie wins European K1 canoe slalom gold in Krakow

Fiona Pennie

Britain's Fiona Pennie became European champion in the women's K1 canoe slalom as she held off strong competition in Krakow, Poland.

The 30-year-old, who competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has been a European bronze medallist on three previous occasions.

She completed the course in 91.54 seconds with no penalties, 3.50 secs ahead of Italy's Stefanie Horn.

British pair David Florence and Richard Hounslow came ninth in the C2 final.

Florence and Hounslow won silver medals at the London Olympics but they picked up a two-second penalty at gate 21 which cost them.

The gold medallists in London, Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott, finished 19th in the heats and did not make the final.

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