Hungary have topped the medal table at the 2019 International Canoe Federation Junior and Under-23 Canoe Sprint World Championships after winning five gold medals on the final day in Pitesti.
Emese Kőhalmi won two golds today for Hungary, in the K1 junior women’s 500 metres and, alongside Esther Rendessy, in the junior K2 500m.
""I didn’t think I could win two gold medals today, so I am very happy," she said.
Team-mate Andras Redl won the junior K1 500m, to add to the K1 1000m he won on the first day in Romania.
"This was my dream, from my childhood," he said.
"I watched big kayakers, watched them paddling fast with strong finishes, I always wanted to be a single kayaker.
"My dream has finally come true, it’s a very happy day for me."
After two silver medals earlier this week, Hungary's Noemi Pupp made the next step to win gold in the women’s K1 Under-23 500m.
"It was a hard weekend, there was so much pressure on me today because I really wanted to win the Olympic race," she said.
"I prepared fully for the 500, it was my goal."
The fifth Hungarian gold medal came in the final event of the competition, the women's under-23 500m won by Karina Biben and Olga Bako.
Elsewhere, Sophia Jensen won her third gold medal of the competition in a repeat of her performance at the 2018 Championships in Plovdiv.
Together with Julia Osende she defended the C2 500m title they won in Bulgaria, to go with the C1 200m and C1 500m Jensen earned earlier in the competition.
"I thought about it more today," Jensen said.
"I’m so happy, I really don’t know what to think.
"I just love what I do, and love going out and doing the best I can.
"I’m super happy that this has all happened when I’m a junior, so I can learn how to cope with the stress and the nerves, and build on it for the seasons to come."
The Australian men’s K4 500m team - Riley Fitzsimmons, Tom Green, Jackson Collins and Jean van der Westhuyzen - proved too strong in their final.
Green earned his second gold medal to go with his K1 1000m win, while Collins and van der Westhuyzen added to their K2 1000m triumph.
"It was just one of those races where everything came together on the day, it was a great last 200 and we managed to hold on.”," Fitzsimmons said.