Slovenia's Benjamin Savsek wins men's canoe slalom gold medal

Slovenia's Benjamin Savsek won the men's canoe slalom ahead of the Czech Republic's Lukas Rohan and Germany's Sideris Tasiadis on Monday.

Savsek is ranked No. 7 in the world. He knew he had the time to beat after a clean run with no time penalties, and pumped his first as he crossed the finish line. He didn't have long to wait to see his time of 98.25 seconds hold up as the winner.

Rohan's run included a gate touch and 2-second penalty and he finished 3.71 seconds off the lead. Tasiadis, who came in ranked No. 1 in the world and won silver in 2012, was a distant 5.45 seconds slower than Savsek.