Paralympic champion Emma Wiggs defended her world title in Copenhagen ©Getty Images

Britain celebrated further success at the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Para Canoe World Championships, with Emma Wiggs and Jack Eyers claiming gold medals in Copenhagen.

Wiggs and Eyers were hoping to match the achievement of Charlotte Henshaw, who triumphed in the women’s Para canoe KL2 event yesterday.

Paralympic champion Wiggs was a dominant winner in the women’s VL2 competition, as she defended her world title in a time of 57.55sec.

Wiggs finished with a winning margin of 7.55 seconds over the Russian Canoe Federation’s Mariia Nikiforova, who won silver, with Brazil’s Debora Benevides third in 1:06.30.

Eyers led a British one-two in the men’s VL3 final after a closely contested race with team-mate Stuart Wood, who had edged him to Paralympic qualification.

A time of 50.01 was enough for Eyers to win gold, with Wood finishing second in 50.13.

Bronze was claimed by Vladyslav Yepifanov, with the Ukrainian ending in 50.55.

The men’s VL2 world title was claimed by Paralympic champion Fernando Rufino of Brazil.

Rufino triumphed in a time of 53.93.

Spain’s Hirginio Rivero finished as the runner-up in a time of 56.21.

The podium was completed by Portugal’s Norberto Mourao, who finished in 56.54.