BRADFORD on Avon paddler Hannah Brown claimed a second world medal of the season as she won bronze at the ICF World Wildwater Championships in France.

Brown, the two-time and reigning world champion from 2013 and 2016 qualified fifth fastest in the heats in Pau and produced a storming run in a time of 52.37 seconds to take the lead with four athletes still to paddle.

The French duo of Claire Bren and Manon Hostens denied the Wiltshire woman, 27, a third world title, Bronw finishing just 0.64 seconds off the winner.

Brown also won bronze with Angela Hannah in the K2 200m at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Racice last month.