Great Olympic moments: Rio 2016 women's canoe K-1 slalom final

Maialen Chourraut of Spain reacts after crossing the finish line during the Women's Kayak (K1) Final the Rio 2016 Olympics (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Maialen Chourraut of Spain reacts after crossing the finish line during the Women's Kayak (K1) Final the Rio 2016 Olympics (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

With Tokyo 2020 now just one year away, it’s time to relive some of the greatest Olympic moments in history. Today 28 July 2020, the Rio 2016 women's canoe K-1 slalom final.

The schedule for Tokyo 2020 has been confirmed, venues announced and while athletes around the world are busy gearing up to qualify for the greatest show on Earth, it's time to enjoy 16 days full of the most unforgettable, inspiring and exciting memories from the past as preparations for Tokyo 2020 gather pace!

Rio 2016 women's canoe K-1 slalom final

Not only did Maialen Chourraut become Spain's first ever Olympic canoe slalom champion in Rio, she dominated the competition in such a way that she finished an astonishing 3.17 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor.

Following her near-perfect run, Chourraut had this to say about her victory: "I just concentrated and kept on going. It’s all very hazy in my head. When I started paddling my coach (Xabier Extaniz), who is my husband now, taught our small team the importance of perseverance. I think that this is the key.”

The perseverance certainly paid off as Chourraut produced one of the most memorable Olympic wins in history.

Women's Canoe K-1 Slalom Final | Rio 2016 | Great Olympic Moments
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