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Hungary canoer Danuta Kozak wins women's K-1 500

Thursday - 8/9/2012, 5:31am  ET

WINDSOR, England (AP) - Hungary's Danuta Kozak won the Olympic title in the women's 500-meter K-1 at Dorney Lake on Thursday, her country's third gold medal of the canoe sprint regatta.

The two-time European champion won in 1 minutes 51.456 seconds. Defending champion Inna Osypenko-Radomska of Ukraine won the silver medal and Bridgitte Hartley of South Africa took the bronze.

Kozak was the quickest qualifier by nearly a second. She bettered her second-place finishes at the last world championship and the 2012 European championship. It's her second gold of the games, following her victory Wednesday in the 500-meter K-4 team event.

Josefa Idem, the 47-year-old Italian competing in a women's record eighth Summer Games, finished fifth in her Olympic finale.


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