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.
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