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Slovakia twins Hochschorners retain canoeing slalom C2 Olympic title
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17:10, August 15, 2008


Pavol Hochschorner (front) and Peter Hochschorner of Slovakia compete during the canoe double (C2) men final at the Beijing Olympic Games Canoe/Kayak Slalom event in Beijing, China, Aug. 15, 2008. won the gold medal of the event. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

Slovakia's twins Pavol and Peter Hochschorner on Friday made history by winning the unprecedented third canoeing slalom Olympic gold, extending their years-long dominance in the men's canoe double (C2) event.

The brothers, ranked world number one, won comfortably with a combined time of 190.82 seconds despite a penalty of four seconds for hitting two gates in the semifinal and final runs.

Ondrej Stepanek/Jaroslav Volf of Czech, Athens bronze medalists and world champions in 2006, won silver with a time of 192.89 seconds, and Mikhail Kuznetsov/Dmitry Larionov of Russia took bronze in 197.37 seconds.

Source:Xinhua

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