Topic: London 2012 Summer Olympics
LONDON, August 11 (RIA Novosti)
Russian pair Yury Postrigay and Alexander Dyachenko blitzed the field for gold in the Olympic canoe sprint men's kayak double event on Saturday.
Postrigay and Dyachenko blazed away to win the sprint by a huge three-quarter-length margin in 33.507 seconds.
Belarus claimed silver through Raman Piatrushenka and Vadzim Makhneu in 34.266, while British pair Liam Heath and Jon Schofield taking bronze in 34.421.
The world champion French team was run out of it in fourth.
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