Canoeing: Germany power to women's K2 500
DORNEY, England (Reuters) - Germany fired off the start to win the women's K2 500 meters and deny their fierce rivals Hungary a third consecutive Olympic title in a thrilling sprint on Thursday.
Germany's Franziska Weber and Tina Dietze, who won silver in the K4 on Wednesday, powered away to take a half-length lead down the Dorney Lake course.
Hungary flagged in the latter stages but held on to take the silver and Poland claimed the bronze.
(Reporting by Kate Holton; Editing by Clare Fallon; For all the latest Olympic news go to here)
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