RIO DE JANEIRO: Germany dominated the men's kayak four to clinch the gold medal in the final event of the canoe sprint competition at the Rio Olympics.

Max Rendschmidt, Tom Liebscher, Max Hoff and Marcus Gross pulled away from the other boats in the second half of the 1,000 metre race and kept their lead until the finish line.

Slovakia edged the Czech Republic by a tenth of a second to get the silver.

It was Germany's fourth gold in the canoe sprint races on the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.