Olympic champion Kammerer wins Kayak Four in Baku

REUTERS
BAKU
Published 16.06.2015 23:58

Hungarian Zoltan Kammerer won the European Games K4 (kayak four) 1,000 metres title yesterday but the triple Olympic champion said the victory meant nothing. The 37-year-old, who claimed two gold medals at the 2000 Sydney Games, another at Athens 2004 and a silver at London 2012, finished first with team mates Daniel Pauman, David Toth and Tamas Kulifai ahead of crews from Russia and Belarus. Kammerer said the competition in Baku was of a high standard but the absence of Olympic qualifying points reduced the importance of the event. "We do not gain any qualification points here so in that respect it does not mean anything," he added. Meanwhile, world no.2 Andrea Arsovic recovered her nerve for the final shot of the women's 10m air rifle final to claim European Games gold by the slimmest of margins from Swiss teenager Sarah Hornung. In the women's K1 500m, it was another Hungarian, Danuta Kozak, who won the gold, ahead of Austria's Yvonne Schuring and Ewelina Wojnarowska of Poland. Russia's Anisiya Neborako secures gold in the synchronised swimming solo free routine. The inaugural European Games in the Azeri capital runs until June 28.

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