Hugo Boucheron and Matthieu Androdias remain at the top.
A year after winning Olympic gold in Tokyo, the two French rowers won the World Rowing Championships in double sculls on Sunday, ahead of Spanish and Australian duos, in Racice (Czech Republic).
The French, who had skipped the European Championships in Munich in mid-August, immediately took the lead in the race, winning in 6:09.34.
The French duo, starting from lane number 4, gave their opponents no chance by gradually increasing their lead.
The Spaniards Aleix Garcia Pujolar and Rodrigo Conde Romero, who moved up to third position at each intermediate, managed to clinch second place at the end of the race at the expense of the Australians David Bartholot and Caleb Antill.
Already titled in 2018
The tricolor pair made it to the final after easily winning their semi-final series on Friday ahead of Greeks Ioannis Kalandaridis and Athanasios Palaiopanos, who finished sixth and last on Sunday.
Already world champions in double sculls in 2018 in Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Boucheron and Androdias were also crowned European champions the same year in Glasgow then in 2021 in Varese (Italy).