Olympic Kayak single gold for Hungary

Updated: Aug 09, 2012, 17:03 PM IST

London: Hungary`s five-time world champion in various disciplines Danuta Kozak took Olympic gold in the women`s kayak single Thursday.

Kozak overtook defending Olympic champion Inna Osypenko-Radomska of Ukraine at the halfway stage and held her lead to finish first in 1:51.456 seconds.

Osypenko-Radomska took silver in 1:52.685, with South Africa`s Bridgitte Hartley just beating out Sweden`s Sofia Paldanius for bronze in 1:52.923.

It was Hungary`s second medal on the water Thursday after its men took silver in the kayak four final.