Our canoeists Russian in for gold in Moscow

GOLD Coast paddler Ken Wallace has defended his world K1 5000 title at the ICF canoe sprint world championships in Moscow, beating German Max Hoff by more than a second.

The win was the seventh from the last eight international races for Wallace, who hasn't ruled out a shot at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

The 31-year-old (pictured) started the day with a silver medal, joining with Lachlan Tame to finish less than a second behind Slovakia's Erik Vlcek and Juraj Tarr in the K2 1000.

Tame said he was thrilled to make the podium in his first 'A' final at a world championships.

"It wasn't our most comfy race, but I just wanted to get real angry out there, and I did," he said "I did really well in the last 150. I think I nearly blacked out and fell in (the water), but we got second and that's awesome."

Murray Stewart produced one of Australia's fastest times, finishing a respectable fifth in the K1 1000 final.

Topics:  k1 russia

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