Germany, Poland grab multiple medals on 4-gold day for canoe-kayak

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Germany, New Zealand, Hungary, and Spain scooped up gold medals on a busy morning of canoe-kayak at the Olympics in Rio.

Germany got off to a great start, taking gold in men’s canoe single 1000m and silver in women’s kayak double 500m.

The gold came through Sebastian Brendel’s sterling 3:56.92, about a1.5 seconds better than Brazilian silver medalist Isaquias Queiroz Dos Santos. Moldova’s Serghei Tarnovschi finished third.

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German duo Franziska Weber and Tina Dietze came within .05 from making it back-to-back event golds, but Hungary’s Gabriella Szabo and Danuta Kozak slid in front of them. Poland’s Karolina Naja and Beata Mikolajczyk join them on the podium.

An Olympic-best time of 39.864 led New Zealand’s Lisa Carrington to gold in women’s kayak single 200m in a fast race that had Poland’s Marta Walczykiewicz and Azerbaijan’s Inna Osipenko-Rodomska just behind.

The final race of the day saw Spain’s Marcus Walz beat Czech Republic kayaker Josef Dostal and Russia’s Roman Anoshkin for gold with a time of 3:31.447.