Hungary's Kopasz wins men's kayak single 1,000m gold at Tokyo Olympics

Balint Kopasz, left, and Adam Varga,, of Hungary react after finishing first and second respectively in the men's kayak single 1000m final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo: AP)

TOKYO, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Balint Kopasz and Adam Varga led a one-two finish for Hungary in the men's kayak single 1,000m final at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Tuesday.

Reigning world champion Kopasz clocked three minutes and 20.643 for the gold, refreshing the Olympic best time set by Fernando Pimenta of Portugal in the semifinals.

His compatriot Varga won the silver in 3:22.431, edging the Portuguese paddler Pimenta by 0.047 seconds.

China's Zhang Dong finished sixth in 3:28.103.