Slovak representative in speed canoeing Bianka Sidová became junior world champion in K1 at 1000 m. On Saturday, at the championship in Szeged, Hungary, he also won silver with Réka Bugárová in the K2 discipline at 500 m.
Sidová showed an excellent performance in the 1000 m final, she was among the best from the start and started running away from her opponents from the halfway point. She crossed the finish line in 3:59.44 minutes, and the second Hungarian, Réka Nemesová, was almost three seconds behind her (+2.77 s). German Leni Klimentová took the bronze place with a loss of 3.64 s.
It was already the second medal for Sidová in the Saturday program. Together with Bugárová, they won silver in K2 at 200 m, when they finished just second behind the home pair Janka Rugonfalviová Kissová, Angelina Szegediová. They were only nine hundredths of a second behind the winners. The third place was occupied by the Italians Sara del Grattová and Giada Rossettiová with a deficit of 0.53 seconds.
The Slovak women were the fastest after half the track and held the lead in the second part as well, but the Hungarians overtook them in the end. Bugárová and Sidová had the best time in the second half of the third behind the Italian women and the winners.
K1 1000 m junior women:
1. Bianka SIDOVÁ (SR) 3:59.44 min, 2. Réka Nemesová (MA) +2.77 s, 3. Leni Klimentová +3.64
K2 500 m junior women:
1. Janka Rugonfalviová Kissová, Angelina Szegediová (Germany) 1:43.70 min, 2. Réka BUGÁROVÁ, Bianka SIDOVÁ (SR) +0.09 s, 3. Sara del Grattová, Giada Rossettiová (Italy) +0, 53