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Germany wins men´s kayak double (K2) 1,000m gold

Source: Xinhua | 08-22-2008 17:02

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Germany claimed the men's kayak double (K2) 1,000m title in three minutes and 11.809 seconds at the Beijing Olympics on Friday.

Martin Hollstein (R) and Andreas Ihle of Germany celebrate after winning the Kayak double (K2) 1000m men final of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Canoe/Kayak Flatwater event in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. The German pair clinched the gold medal in this event with a time of 3:11.809. (Xinhua/Jiang Enyu) 
Martin Hollstein (R) and Andreas Ihle of Germany celebrate after 
winning the Kayak double (K2) 1000m men final of Beijing 2008 
Olympic Games Canoe/Kayak Flatwater event in Beijing, China, Aug. 
22, 2008. The German pair clinched the gold medal in this event 
with a time of 3:11.809. (Xinhua/Jiang Enyu) 

They finished the race with a result of three minutes and 11.809 seconds, followed by paddlers from Denmark ( 3:13.580) and Italy (3:14.750).

The German crew finished the race the sixth at Athens four years ago. The world best time for the event is 3:09.190, created by Italian paddlers at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.