Olympics: Brendel, Carrington Retain Canoe-kayak Titles

Olympics: Brendel, Carrington retain canoe-kayak titles

   RIO DE JANEIRO, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th August, 2016) - Germany's Sebastien Brendel in the single canoe 1,000m and New Zealand's Lisa Carrington in the single kayak 200m retained the Olympic titles they won in London with victories in Rio on Tuesday. Brendel won in 3min 56.926sec to become the second athlete to win multiple titles in his event, after Czech Josef Holecek won back-to-back titles in 1948 and 1952. Isaquias Queiroz dos Santos earned silver to give Brazil it's first Olympic medal in canoe sprint and Serghei Tarnovschi won bronze to put Moldova in the Rio medals table. Carrington, who won the first women's single kayak 200 gold ever awarded in London, continued the dominance she has shown since thine.

Undefeated in 13 major races since 2012, she won in an Olympic best of 39.864sec. Poland's Marta Walczykiewicz was second and Azerbaijan's Inna Osipenko-Rodomska earned bronze -- four years after capturing silver when competing for Ukraine. In other sprint canoe finals on Tuesday, Danuta Kozak and Gabriella Szabo grabbed women's double kayak 500m gold for Hungary ahead of Franziska Weber and Tina Dietze of Germany. Beata Mikolajczyk and Karolina Naga earned bronze for Poland. Surprise Spaniard Marcus Walz won men's single kayak 1,000m gold ahead of Czech Josef Dostal and Russian Roman Anoshkin.