#Canoeing: Ronan Foley took gold medals on Saturday and Sunday at the canoe marathon World Cup in in Viana do Castelo in Portugal. The Kilcullen man dominated the short race on Saturday, and then sprinted away from his rivals on the last portage to win the marathon test on the Sunday.
Barry Watkins took silver in the senior race over the short course on Saturday and took 10th on Sunday – recovering from an unwanted swim in rough conditions.
Canoe Marathon World Cup, Viana Do Castelo, Portugal (Irish interest; selected results):
Men – K1 Short Race: 2 B Watkins 13:46.15.
K1 Short Race, Juniors: 1 R Foley 14 min 52.43 sec.
Men – K1 Marathon: 10 Watkins 2 hr 21 min 10.20.
K1 Marathon, Junior Final: 1 Foley 1 hr 53 min 7.34 sec.