15-year-old French paddler Doriane Delassus picked up a gold medal to go with the silver she won 24 hours earlier, and Slovenia’s Lan Tominc lived up to his pre-race hype to take men’s gold on the final day of canoe competition at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.
Delassus won silver in the women’s kayak slalom obstacle on Monday, but went one better on Tuesday by holding out Germany’s Zola Lewandowski to win the women’s canoe slalom obstacle gold.
“I still don’t realise that I have won it,” Delassus said.
“I’m in a hurry to go back to France and show my medal to my family and friends.”
The teenager, who turns 16 next month, said she felt relaxed before the canoe final after winning silver in the kayak the previous day.
“I wanted to do better than yesterday, but I was already really happy because I already had a medal,” Delassus said.
“I was a little more calm today, because I had already a medal, so if I didn’t get anything today, I already had something.”
The gold medallist from Monday’s kayak, Slovakia’s Emanuela Luknarova, took the bronze in the fastest time of the competition
WOMEN’S CANOE SLALOM OBSTACLE
- DELASSUS Doriane (FRA) 1:26:080
- LEWANDOWSKI Zola (GER) 1:26:860
- LUKNAROVA Emanuela (SVK) 1:25:750