(From left to right) Szabó Gabriella, Kozák Danuta, Csipes Tamara and Fazekas-Zur Krisztina
Hungarian kayaker Danuta Kozak won her third gold medal of the Games on Saturday, a rare feat that has been matched by just two canoe sprint athletes before her.
Kozak and teammates Gabriella Szabo, Tamara Csipes and Krisztina Fazekas-Zur won the women's K-4 500-meter sprint in 1:31.482, ahead of silver medal-winning Germany and bronze-winning Belarus.
The victory is the latest in Hungary's history of dominance in the sport. Hungary's women won the event at the 2012 Games and took silver in the K-4 at the 2008, 2004 and 2000 Olympics.
If that feat sounds unbelievable, Kozak herself has yet to process it.
"I'm very happy," Kozak said after the race. "I think I need some time until I believe it."
Kozak is now one of her country's most decorated Olympians, having won five gold medals and a silver. Her two other gold medals in Rio were in the women's K-2 500m on Tuesday and K-1 500m on Thursday.
(Editing by Nina Chestney)