Lake Bled set the scene as Britain topped the European Rowing Championships medals table ©World Rowing

Britain have topped the European Rowing Championships medals table on the final day in Lake Bled.

The nation won three crucial gold medals to finish on a leading tally of five golds, three silvers, and two bronzes.

Cox Erin Kennedy ensure her country defended their continental title in the PR3 mixed coxed four discipline alongside Francesca Allen, Giedre Rakauskaite, Morgan Fice-Noyes, and Edward Fuller.

They crossed the line after 6min 52.50sec to beat second-placed Germany and France who claimed bronze.

It was Kennedy's first time back in competition since last year's European Championships.

She has undergone successful surgery for breast cancer since racing in Munich.

In the very next race, the Brits triumphed again as the men's four also defended their title.

Oliver Wilkes, David Ambler, Matthew Aldridge, and Frederick Davidson combined for a time of 5:49.34 to fend off Dutch and French challenges.

A second gold was in store for Britain in the Para rowing classes as the line-up of Lauren Rowles and Gregg Stevenson powered their way to a new European Championships best time of 8:02.94 in the PR2 mixed double sculls.

The Netherland's duo of Marinus De Koning and Chantal Haenen and Ukraine's Svitlana Bohuslavska then followed across the line after 8:08.87 and 8:13.88, respectively.

Romania shot up to second place overall after winning a staggering four golds on the day.

They took the women's pair and women's eight titles to complete the hat-trick across the women's sweep boat class after also winning the four yesterday.

Simona Radis remarkably clinched a second gold as part of the eight following her triumph in the double sculls just an hour earlier.

Lightweight women's single sculls glory was also in store for Romania as reigning world champion Ionela Cozmiuc set a new best time for the continental event with 7:32.43.

The late flurry meant the Romanians finished second with five golds and a silver.