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Germany's Brendel wins canoe singles sprint gold

Germany's Sebastian Brendel caused an upset on Dorney Lake today when he powered to victory over Hungarian favourite Attila Vajda to win the men's Olympic canoe single 1,000.

other Updated: Aug 08, 2012 17:53 IST
Reuters
Sebastian Brendel,Attila Vajda,men's Olympic canoe single

Germany's Sebastian Brendel caused an upset on Dorney Lake on Wednesday when he powered to victory over Hungarian favourite Attila Vajda to win the men's Olympic canoe single 1,000.

Vajda, who had been bidding to defend his title won in Beijing, finished well down the field in sixth.

Spain's David Cal Figueroa took the silver with a quick final 500 metres and Canada's Mark Oldershaw won the bronze.

First Published: Aug 08, 2012 15:04 IST