London Olympics 2012: Weber, Dietze steer Germany to kayak double gold

Last Updated: Aug 09, 2012, 17:30 PM IST

London: German pair Franziska Weber and Tina Dietze took Olympic gold in the women`s kayak double here Thursday, depriving their Hungarian rivals of a third-consecutive title.

Weber and Dietze handed their country its second successive gold on water by winning in 1:42.213 seconds.

Hungarian defending champions Katalin Kovacs and Natasa Douchev-Janics couldn`t cope with the pace and had to settle for silver a second behind.

Polish team Karolina Naja and Beata Mikolajczyk took the bronze in 1:44.00, fending off a late challenge from China.

Germany`s Peter Kretschmer and Kurt Kuschela won the men`s canoe double 1000 metres earlier in the day.

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