Petter Öström in Duisburg, Photo: Scanpix.

Swedish gold at world canoeing championships

Sweden’s Petter Öström has won the K1 men’s 200 meter event at the 2013 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Duisburg, Germany.

It’s the first Swedish gold at the canoeing world championships since 2010.

Öström’s best result in a world championship previously was 9th place, but he finished first in the European championships in June.

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