Result: Sebastian Brendal takes gold in men's c1 100m final

Result: Brendal holds on for gold in c1 final
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Germany's Sebastian Brendal clinches the gold medal in the men's canoe single 1,000m final.

Sebastian Brendal has won the gold medal for Germany in the men's canoe single 1,000m final at Eton Dorney.

Brendal, who has been the European champion for the last four years, held on to clinch the top honour despite slightly fading towards the end after leading the entire race.

France's Mathieu Goubel and Vadim Menkov of Uzbekistan were Brendal's initial challengers in the early stages of the race and sat neck and neck with the German until the middle point of the sprint.

A late surge from David Cal Figueroa for Spain and Canada's Mark Oldershaw secured the silver and bronze medals for the pair respectively.

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