The 23-year-old stood on the WC1 200m podium alongside Canadian champion Laurence Vincente-Lapointe, the clear winner, and Ksenjia Kurach of Russia, after finishing the race in 48.616 seconds.

Reid's first bronze came on her senior debut in 2016, and this one comes after setting a sub-48 second personal best last week as well as a ninth-place finish at the opening World Cup of the season in Szeged.

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"My plan was to get a really good start and then transition well and relax," explained the Scot.

"Training has been going really well, so it is about trusting that and just doing what you do on a daily basis.

"I still have a lot to gain on the start but I am happy with the rest of the race, I am over the moon.

"We worked really hard over the winter, so to come here and get a medal this early in the season is great.

"It was such tight racing but I really enjoyed it, it was great fun!"

With such a strong start to the World Cup season, Reid is already looking ahead to the summer.

Her British compatriots Jessica Walker and Chloe Bracewell also produced stellar performances in the K1 200m and C1 500m, finishing sixth and seventh respectively.

"It bodes well for the rest of the season for sure," added Reid.

"We still haven't done any speed endurance work yet, so we will go home now and focus on that, which is when the back end will become a lot stronger which is exciting!"

In other races, Jon Schofield was unlucky to miss out on the K1 200m A final – his time of 35.64s in the B final would have secured the bronze medal in the A.

While Lizzie Broughton, who finished fifth in the women's K1 5000m, was unable to add to her gold in the K1 1000m, finishing just ten seconds off the podium.

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