Result: Yuri Cheban takes gold for Ukraine in men's C1 200m

Ukrainian Yuri Chebnan win the inaugural Olympic 200m canoe sprint.

Ukrainian Yuri Cheban has won the gold medal for the first ever Olympic 200m canoe sprint in emphatic style.

Cheban led from the start, opening up a commanding lead over Russian favourite Ivan Shtyl and former European Champion Jevgenij Shuklin from Lithuania.

The 26-year-old finished over half a second ahead of his rivals in 42.291s.

Shuklin came in second while Shtyl could only manage a bronze medal.

Earlier on, in the B-final, Polish-born Irishman Andrzej Jezierski just finished ahead of the field to regain some pride after missing out on a place in the medal race.

Ukraine now take their medal haul to 14, including four golds. They are 16th in the medal table.

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