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Hungary wins women's kayak double (K2) 500m gold

2008-08-24 09:16:50 GMT2008-08-24 17:16:50 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

Katalin Kovacs and Natasa Janic of Hungary compete in the women's kayak double (K2) 500m final at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the Shunyi Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing, China, Aug. 23, 2008. They won the gold medal. (Xinhua/Jiang Enyu)

Katalin Kovacs and Natasa Janic of Hungary compete in the women's kayak double (K2) 500m final at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the Shunyi Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing, China, Aug. 23, 2008. They won the gold medal. (Xinhua/Jiang Enyu)

BEIJING, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Hungary's Katalin Kovacs and Natasa Janic retained the Olympic title in the women's kayak double 500 meters at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park here on Saturday.

The duo, who took world titles in 2005 and 2006, finished in one minute 41.308 seconds, 0.784 seconds ahead of Beata Mikolajczyk and Aneta Konieczna of Poland. Marie Delattre and Anne-Laure Viard of France took bronze in 1:42.128.

Reigning world champions Fanny Fischer and Nicole Reinhardt of Germany finished in fourth place. They won the gold medal in the women's K4 500m on Friday.

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