Post by White Cossack on Aug 15, 2008 16:27:31 GMT -5
(BEIJING, August 15) -- After getting rained out the previous day, six pairs of paddlers finally were able to compete in the finals of the Men's Slalom Canoe Double (C2), while rescheduled competition also commenced in the semifinal and final of the Women's Slalom Kayak Single (K1) on Friday, August 15.
Men's Slalom C2
The Olympic champions in 2000 and 2004, Slovakian twins Peter and Pavol Hochschorner, placed second in the previous day's semifinal but were at their best at Friday's final run, winning with a time of 190.82 seconds.
Jaroslav Volf and Ondøej Štìpánek from the Czech Republic, who incurred no penalties in either the semifinal or final, delivered a solid performance and their 192.89 seconds won them the Silver medal. Russians Mikhail Kuznetsovk and Dmitry Larionov took Bronze in 197.37 seconds.
Despite being the fastest crew in the final, French pair Martin Braud and Cedric Forgit could only manage fourth overall after making uncharacteristic mistakes and incurring penalties in their semifinal run.
Germans Felix Michel and Sebastian Piersig, leaders after the first run, produced a disappointing performance and finished last in the final
Post by White Cossack on Aug 15, 2008 16:29:01 GMT -5
Slovakia also claimed a gold in the Women's K1 from defending champion Elena Kaliska, who came in first in both the semi and the final. Her total time was 192.64 seconds.
Australia's Jacqueline Lawrence grabbed silver with a total of 206.94 seconds, 14.30 behind Kaliska. She ranked fourth in the semi and second in the final.
Bronze went to Austria's Violetta Oblinger Peters, who only clinched seventh place in the semi but came in third in the final.
French kayaker Emilie Fer was second in the semifinal with a time of 98.50 seconds, but after having 54 penalty seconds added to her final time, she dropped down to seventh in the ranking. -------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Aug 24, 2021 11:22:20 GMT -5
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Aug 24, 2021 11:23:40 GMT -5
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Aug 24, 2021 11:25:04 GMT -5
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Aug 24, 2021 11:27:06 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: why Swe had fared well with country not being locked down? Because they are cold people, keeping distance was the thing before covid-19 was ever heard of, I hope world doesn't become like that, but some could use a little common sense n change in behavior.
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:12 GMT -5
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Aug 24, 2021 11:29:38 GMT -5
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Aug 24, 2021 11:33:05 GMT -5
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Aug 24, 2021 13:46:55 GMT -5
Boro: I agree regarding Arabs..
Aug 24, 2021 13:50:39 GMT -5
Boro: Be glad, Sweden isn't overpopulated.
Aug 24, 2021 14:11:49 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: true, vaccines do help somewhat, maybe better than nothing..I hope in 2022 we can come out of this nightmare..
Aug 24, 2021 15:38:24 GMT -5
Boro: Horrible times, indeed.
Aug 24, 2021 15:47:41 GMT -5