STA, 28 September 2019 - Slovenia's Eva Terčelj won gold in women's kayak race at the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain on Saturday. This is the third medal for Slovenia at the championship.
Silver went to Australia's Jessica Fox and bronze to Luuka Jones from New Zealand.
The 27-year-old Terčelj from Ljubljana thus earned Slovenia the first individual medal in women's races at world championships.
"You can never forecast a medal in kayak, let alone a victory ... That's why I didn't think about a medal, I never even imagined what it would be like to become the champion ... I am really thrilled, it hasn't really sunk in yet," Terčelj said.
"This kind of victory is that much more valuable, because it I earned it with my ride and not because of my rival's mistakes ... All those years of hard work, and ups and downs finally paid off," the champion added.
The gold is Slovenia's third medal at the championship after canoeist Luka Božič won bronze earlier today and the Slovenian kayak team bagged gold on Wednesday.