Rudolf Dombi and Roland Kokeny took gold for Hungary in the men's event, with Portugal coming in for silver very close behind - their first medal of the Games.
Emanuel Silva and Fernando Pimenta gave the Hungarians a close run to the line, with the German pair of Martin Hollstein and Andreas Ihle taking bronze.
In the women's K4 500m final, the Hungarian crew crossed the line first and were swiftly followed home by the German boat for silver and Belarus, who took bronze.
It was a successful morning for Germany as well - they took medals in all four Canoe Sprint events, with gold in the men’s Canoe Single 1000m (C1) and bronze in the men’s Kayak Single 1000m (K1).
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