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Belarusian brothers win 1,000-meter canoe gold

Belarusian brothers win 1,000-meter canoe gold

Andrei and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich of Belarus have won the gold medal in men's 1,000-meter canoe double, storming from behind to nip Germany in a thrilling finish.
The Bahdanovich brothers were nearly one second behind with 250 meters to go, then furiously paddled their way to the front just before the finish. They won in 3 minutes, 36:365 seconds.
The German pair of Christian Gille and Thomasz Wynlenzek settled for silver in 3:36.588 after leading for most of Friday's race.
Gyorgy Kozmann and Tamas Kiss won bronze in 3:40.258. Kozmann and Kiss wore black armbands to honor Gyorgy Kolonics, a canoeing gold medalist at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics who died last month after collapsing in his canoe while training for the Beijing Games.