SZEGED, Hungary

Csipes wins 5,000 meters to take second gold Csipes wins 5,000 meters to take second gold The Associated Press SZEGED, Hungary SZEGED, Hungary (AP) — Tamara Csipes of Hungary won the women's 5,000-meter single kayak event Sunday to take her second gold medal at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships. The 21-year-old Csipes was part of the leading group throughout the race and dropped her closest rivals on the last lap to clock 22 minutes, 19.816 seconds, beating Lani Belcher of Britain and Maryna Paltaran of Belarus. "I knew I had to do it and then, I'm off to holidays. My dad, who was world champion also at 10,000 meters, helped me a lot in preparing for this," Csipes said in reference to her father Ferenc Csipes, the 1988 Olympic champion and eight-time world champion. Hungarian-born Krisztina Fazekas Zur, now representing the United States, finished fourth. In the men's race, Germany's Max Hoff won his second gold of the championships in a time of 19 minutes 51.2 seconds after passing Aleh Yurenia of Belarus on the last lap. Yurenia had slowed down, apparently sure of his victory. Maximilian Benassi of Italy was third. In the 200 meter events, many defending world champions held on to their title in 2011. They included the French kayak duo of France Arnaud Hybois and Sebastien Jouve and the Lithuanian canoe pair of Raimundas Labuckas and Tomas Gadeikis. Canada's Laurence Vincent-Lapointe in the women's single canoe held on to her title as did Katalin Kovacs in the women's K2. It was the 31st world title for Kovacs, who was paired with Danuta Kozak. In the 4 x 200 meters relay races, all three titles were successfully defended as Spain won the men's kayak, Russia the men's canoe and Germany the women's kayak event. In the men's single kayak, Edward McKeever of Britain lost his title to Piotr Siemionowski of Poland by just over two tenths of a second. A similar margin separated the holder of the men's C1 title, Russia's Ivan Shtyl, from new champion Valentin Demyanenko of Azerbaijan. In the absence of the pregnant Natasa Janics, who held the women's K1 event title, New Zealand's Lisa Carrington won the gold ahead of Marta Walczykiewicz of Poland and Inna Osypenko-Radomska of Ukraine.