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What is your favourite international Olympic canoe/kayak sprint moment?
After taking an 18-month leave from sport following Athens 2004 to focus on his medical career, Tim Brabants returns to win K-1 1000m gold at Beijing 2008.
Germany’s Birgit Fischer wins gold and silver at Athens 2004, her sixth and final Olympic appearance at age 42, to bring her career medal total to 12, the most by a paddler.
At Beijing 2008, Ukraine’s Inna Osypenko-Radomska defeats Italy’s Josefa Idem-Guerrini by just 0.004 of a second to win the K-1 500m.
Swede Gert Fredriksson wins the K-1 1000m three straight times from London 1948 to Melbourne 1956
It takes examination of the photo finish to determine that American Greg Barton won K-1 1000m gold at Seoul 1988 by 0.005 of a second over Australian Grant Davies, the equivalent of less than one centimetre.
Hungary’s Gyorgy Kozmann and Tamas Kiss win C-2 1000m bronze at Beijing 2008 just a month after Kozmann’s former partner and four-time Olympic medallist Gyorgy Kolonics died of heart failure during training.
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