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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Germany won women's kayak four (K4) 500m gold


Fanny Fischer, Nicole Reinhardt, Katrin Wagner-Augustin, Conny Wassmuth of Germany compete in the Kayak four (K4) 500m women final of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Canoe/Kayak Flatwater event in Beijing


Defending champion Germany won the gold medal in the women's kayak four (K4) 500m at the Beijing Olympics with a result of one minute and 32.231 seconds here Friday.

The German paddlers took the lead at first and maintained the advantage till the end of the race. They were followed by Hungary with a result of 1:32.971 and Australia with a result of 1:34.704.

Germany is one of the two powerhouses in flatwater races. The other is Hungary.

"I wear a gold necklace with a Chinese dragon on it. I think it can bring good luck to me. I am very happy with my result. I come for the gold medal and I feel super," German paddler Katrin Wagner-Augustin told Xinhua in the mixed zone.

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