Rio Olympics 2016: Oxford-born Marcus Walz clinches 1,000m kayak gold

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Spain's Marcus Walz wins 1000m kayak gold

Oxford-born Spaniard Marcus Walz produced a remarkable finish to take the Olympic kayak 1,000m title at the Lagoa Stadium.

The 21-year-old was fifth with 250 metres remaining before powering through to win a time of three minutes 31.447 seconds.

The Czech Republic's Josef Dostal took silver in 3:32.145, and Russia's Roman Anoshkin won bronze in 3:33.363.

Walz has an English father and a German mother, but grew up in Majorca, Spain.

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