Denis Gargaud-Chanut triumphed in the men's C1 event ©Getty Images

France’s Denis Gargaud-Chanut and Spain’s Miren Lazkano earned victory in the C1 finals as the European Canoe Association (ECA) Canoe Slalom European Championships concluded in Ivrea, while extreme slalom titles were earned for the first time.

Olympic champion Gargaud-Chanut earned his first individual European title at the Italian resort today, having twice claimed gold as part of the team event.

The 33-year-old achieved a time of 1min 27.55sec in the final to finish top of the standings, with a clean run crucial to his victory.

Slovakia’s Matej Benus finished as the runner-up at 1.10sec down, while Germany’s Sideris Tasiadis completing the podium place at 1.92 behind the winner.

The top four canoeists produced clean runs in the final, with Raffaello Ivaldi’s slower time of 1:29.84 meaning he missed out on a podium spot.

The women’s event saw Lazkano earn her first European title.

Lazkano completed the course in a time of 1:42.15, after receiving two penalty seconds during her run.

She finished just 0.36 faster than the Tereza Fiserova, with the Czech canoeist also ending with a two-second penalty.

Britain’s Kimberley Woods had appeared to have secured the final podium spot, but penalties saw her slip outside the top three to fifth.

Germany’s Elena Apel was the beneficiary as a clean run saw her finish third in 1:44.01.

Extreme slalom competition was also held on the final day.

The discipline has been added to the Olympic programme at Paris 2024, with the event seeing multiple athletes' race down the slalom course at the same time.

Quarter- and semi-final races were held during the day, with the top four athletes progressing to the final.

Newly-crowned women’s K1 champion Corinna Kuhnle advanced to the women’s final, but the Austrian was left settling for second place.

The Czech Republic’s Katerina Minarik Kudejova was crowned as the inaugural European champion in the discipline ahead of Kuhnle.

Kudejova’s team mate Veronika Vojtova completed the podium places.

The men’s event saw Vít Přindiš complete a Czech double.

Přindiš, who won K1 gold yesterday, overcame Switzerland’s Dimitri Marx and Britain’s Joseph Clarke to win the title.