Champions were crowned across stand-up paddle and paddleboard disciplines at Les Sables d'Olonne ©ISA

Esperenza Barreras claimed two gold medals as champions were crowned at the International Surfing Association World Stand-Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship, held at Les Sables d’Olonne in France.

Barreras first title came in the women’s stand-up paddle technical race, with the 2019 world champion producing a convincing display as she won in 31:00.

Silver went to Melanie Lafenetre of France in 31:22, with bronze going to Puerto Rico’s Maricarmen Rivera in 31:40, and copper won by Alba Frey of Spain in 31:58.

The women’s stand-up paddle distance race saw Barreras claim a second gold of the event in 1:52.55, with her compatriot Duna Gordillo taking silver in 1:53.10.

Bronze went to Puerto Rico’s Maricarmen Rivera in 1:55.03, with copper going to Switzerland’s Anna Tschirky in 1:55.15.

There were also two titles in stand-up paddle races for Shuri Araki of Japan who started by retaining his men’s technical title thanks to impressive technical buoy turns, in a time of 27:23.

Noic Garioud of France won silver for the second successive World Championships in a time of 27:35, with bronze going to Rai Taguchi of Japan in 27:49, and copper won by Titouan Puyo in 28:02.

Araki won a second title in the men’s stand-up paddle distance race, remaining undefeated in International Surfing Association races he has entered, as he won in 1hour 37min 41sec.

Puyo took silver in 1:39.03, with Taguchi winning a second bronze of the event in 1:39.04, and copper going to Spain’s Aaron Sanchez in 1:39.17.

Japan's Shuri Araki won men's technical and distance titles in stand-up paddling disciplines at Les Sables d'Olonne ©ISA
Japan's Shuri Araki won men's technical and distance titles in stand-up paddling disciplines at Les Sables d'Olonne ©ISA

Elsewhere, Argentina’s Lucia Cosoleto retained her women’s title in the stand-up paddle surfing final.

Cosoleto took an early lead in the final and maintained it throughout, taking advantage of her strong backhand and finishing with 10.07 points, as she became the third woman to win back-to-back world titles in the discipline.

Silver went to Brazil’s Aline Adisaka with 9.03 points, with bronze won by New Zealand’s Billie Scott with 8.40 points, and copper going to Justine Dupont of France with 6.97 points.

In the men’s stand-up paddle surfing final, gold went to Max Torres of Puerto Rico who won both the repechage and main event finals.

Torres won a first stand-up paddle surfing world medal as he utilised extra speed in his manoeuvres to triumph with 11.70 points.

Australian Wes Fry took silver with 9.90, with bronze going to 2019 world champion Benoit Carpentier of France with 9.70, and copper won by Australia’s Kai Bates with 9.17.

In the paddleboard technical races the men’s title went to France’s Julen Marticorena in a time of 33min 18sec, with silver to England’s Andrew Byatt in 33:33, Carlos Alonso of Spain taking the bronze in 34:40 and copper going to Takehiro Horibe of Japan.

In the women’s event, gold went to Spain’s Judit Verges in 34:22, with silver to Cornelia Rigatti of Italy in 38:41, bronze to England’s Molly Roodhouse in 46:28 and copper being won by Susette Velez of Puerto Rico in 46:35.

In the women’s paddleboard distance race Yurika Horibe of Japan retained her title as she finished a comfortable victor in 2:06.10.

Verges, gold medallist in the paddleboard technical race, took silver in 2:09.35, with bronze to Cornelia Rigatti of Italy in 2:11.17 and copper being won by Jessica Georgelin of England in 2:17.04.

In the men’s paddleboard distance race David Buil of Spain won his first world title as he triumphed in 2:00.18.

England’s Andrew Byatt took silver in 2:01.41, with bronze to Marticorena, this year’s paddleboard technical race champion in 2:02.25, and copper won by Donald Miralle of the United States in 2:03.06.

The stand-up paddle men’s sprint title went to Garioud in 1min 15.36sec, with silver to Ollie Houghton of New Zealand in 1:17.06, bronze to Claudio Nika of Italy in 1:18.73, and copper to Sanchez in 1:55.45.

The stand-up paddle women’s sprint crown was won by Lafenetre in 1:25.21, with silver to Rivera in 1:25.67, bronze going to Tarryn King of South Africa in 1:30.55 and copper won by Cecilia Pampinella of Italy in 1:31.22.