As of: 06/23/2022 6:20 p.m

    The favorites prevailed in canoe polo: the Berlin Havel brothers gave the outsiders from Essen no chance in the final.

    In the final, the KSV Havel brothers from Berlin won 7:3 (3:2) against the canoe club Rote Mühle Essen.

    The decision in what was ultimately a one-sided final came shortly after the change of sides, when the capitals increased their lead from 3:2 to 6:2 within a few minutes. The decisive factor here was the enormous speed of the Berliners, which the boys from the Ruhr area were not up to.

    Duisburg-Meiderich secures third place

    In the game for third place, Meidericher KC secured the bronze medal. In the “small final” they won 7:5 against the WSF Liblar.

    Speed ​​canoe polo is a team sport in which two teams of four players compete against each other and is played on water. The players sit in single kayaks and try to get the ball into the opponent’s goal with their hands or sometimes with a paddle. All team members play both offense and defense.

    The goal is two meters above the water surface and is defended with the paddle. The playing time is ten minutes twice and an attack can last a maximum of 30 seconds.

    German teams play a good role internationally

    Canoe polo has been a program sport at the World Games since 2001. Germany is one of the most successful nations here. The German men and women are current World Games winners and world champions, the men’s team also holds the European championship title.