WINDSOR, England (AP) - Franziska Weber and Tina Dietze of Germany won the women's 500-meter K-2 at Dorney Lake on Thursday, denying their Hungarian rivals a third straight Olympic title in the event.
The Germans led from start to finish to win in 1 minutes 42.213 seconds. Katalin Kovacs and Natasa Douchev-Janics of Hungary took the silver medal and Karolina Naja and Beata Mikolajczyk of Poland won the bronze.
Weber and Dietze were part of a German quartet whose 16-year dominance of the 500-meter K-4 ended Wednesday. They were beaten by a Hungary boat containing Kovacs.
But they bounced back to reclaim the title last won for Germany by two of their greatest Olympians _ Birgit Fischer and Katrin Wagner-Augustin _ in 2000.
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