Jeanette Chippington and Emma Wiggs led another British onslaught as four more medals were racked up by paracanoe stars at the European Championships in Belgrade.

Wiggs put in another storming display to secure victory in the KL2 200, but she was pushed all the way by fellow Brit Charlotte Henshaw.

Wiggs’ second gold in as many days came in 48.568 seconds, with Henshaw crossing in 49.002. They dominated the field, with third place being grabbed by Nadezda Andreeva of Russia five seconds later.

There was drama in the women’s KL1 200, too, as Chippington thought she had claimed a second silver of the competition behind Ukranian Maryna Mazhula.

However, Mazhula was later disqualified and five-time world champion Chippington was promoted to the top of the podium, her winning time coming in at 56.631. Russian Alexandra Dupik was second and Kamila Kubas of Poland third.

“I was really pleased with my time and what I thought was silver position, although I was speaking to Griff my coach saying great result, however I am no longer European Champion,” said Chippington.

“But I arrived at the podium to be told the Ukraine [competitor] had been given a DQ. It’s great to see the classifiers and technical officials are sticking to the rules and obviously a fantastic result for me to then be given the gold and European Championship title. Such a great feeling!”

Wiggs added: “I’m over the moon with the performance, Charlotte and I had no idea when we crossed the line who had won it was that close! It’s brilliant to get another good time, particularly as it’s still early on in our plan.”

Earlier in the day, Nicholas Beighton forced his way onto the podium in a dramatic fight for the line in the KL2 200, bagging a silver with a time of 43.326 seconds.

It was just short of winner Markus Swoboda of Austria, who was four tenths of a second quicker than the Brit, with Mykola Syniuk of Ukraine finishing just one tenth of a second behind Beighton as he took bronze.

Beighton’s fellow Brit David Phillipson finished seventh and could not add to the gold he won yesterday in the VL2, while Robert Oliver and Jonathan Young were a respective fifth and sixth in the KL3.

Earlier in the day, Nicholas Beighton forced his way onto the podium in a dramatic fight for the line in the KL2 200, bagging a silver with a time of 43.326 seconds.

It was just short of winner Markus Swoboda of Austria, who was four tenths of a second quicker than the Brit, with Mykola Syniuk of Ukraine finishing just one tenth of a second behind Beighton as he took bronze.

Beighton’s fellow Brit David Phillipson finished seventh and could not add to the gold he won yesterday in the VL2, while Robert Oliver and Jonathan Young were a respective fifth and sixth in the KL3.

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