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  • Chinese Duo Defends Olympic Title in C2 500m | Video

    Chinese Duo Defends Olympic Title in C2 500m

    The Chinese duo, Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun, delight the crowd by claiming their second straight Olympic gold in C2 500m. Meng and Yang make a strong start, crossing the 250m mark with a half boat length advantage. They finish in 1:41.025 closely followed by the Russian pair, who receive the silver medal in 1:41.282. The German duo, silver medallists in C2 1000m, win bronze in this event. Canoe Sprint Men's C2 500m - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - CHN, RUS, GER
  • Australian Ken Wallace Paddles to Gold in K1 500m | Video

    Australian Ken Wallace Paddles to Gold in K1 500m

    Ken Wallace of Australia paddles to gold in the K1 500m. Canadian Van Koedverden makes a strong start and leads most of the race, but Wallace comes from behind and powers to surpass the canadian, crossing the line first in 1:37.252. Van Koeverden receives the silver medal and Tim Brabants of Great Britain claims the bronze. Canoe Sprint Men's K1 500m - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Ken Wallace (AUS), Adam Van Koeverden (CAN), Tim Brabants (GBR)
  • Gold for Belarus in K4 1000m | Video

    Gold for Belarus in K4 1000m

    The Belarusian crew paddles to claim the K4 1000m gold medal, just ten minutes after two of its members, the Bahdanovich brothers, won gold in the C2 1000m. Belarus crosses the half way mark in second place, but powers to take the lead from Slovakia to win in 2:55.714. Slovakia, crosses the line in 2:56.593, just hundredths of a second ahead of the German crew, silver medallist in Athens, now settling for bronze. Canoe Sprint Men's K4 1000m - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - BLR, SVK, GER
  • Usain Bolt Wins 3 Sprinting Events in WR Time | Video

    Usain Bolt Wins 3 Sprinting Events in WR Time

    At the Beijing 2008 Games, Jamaican Usain Bolt captivated the audience with his smile and his amazing sprinting. He went on to win the 100m, the 200m and the 4x100 relay Olympic titles, setting new world records in all three events (9.72 seconds in the 100m, 19.30 seconds in the 200m and along with the Jamaican team 37.10 seconds in the 4x100m relay). Bolt became the first athlete to set three world records at a single edition of the Olympic Games. Usain Bolt (JAM) - Athletics - Bejing 2008
  • The Olympic History of Guoliang Liu | Video

    The Olympic History of Guoliang Liu

    Guoliang Liu made his Olympic debut in 1996 and became a double Olympic champion. He claimed the singles gold medal triumphing over compatriot Tao Wang, and with teammate Lin Lu, he earned the doubles Olympic title. Four years later in Sydney, Liu claimed the singles bronze medal, and with teammate Linghui Kong, he earned silver in the doubles, becoming the most decorated male table tennis athlete in the history of the Olympic Games. Guoliang Liu (CHN) - Table Tennis - Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000
  • Matti Nykanen Becomes an Olympic Legend | Video

    Matti Nykanen Becomes an Olympic Legend

    Matti Nykanen of Finland went down into Olympic history at the Calgary 1988 Games. Nykanen went on to win 3 Olympic gold medals, becoming the first ski jumper to win several gold medals at a single Olympics. In the normal hill event he claimed the Olympic title by 17 points, he won the large hill by 16.5 points and along with teammates claimed the gold medal in the team event inaugural event. Matti Nykanen (FIN) - Ski Jumping - Calgary 1988
  • Cindy Klassen Claims Her First Olympic Title | Video

    Cindy Klassen Claims Her First Olympic Title

    In the 1500m, Cindy Klassen claims her first Olympic title in just 1:55.27. In these games, she went on to win five medals (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze) becoming the most successful Canadian woman at a single edition of the Games. Speed Skating Women's 1500m Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Cindy Klassen (CAN), Kristina Groves (CAN), Ireen Wust (NED)
  • Armin Zoeggeler Claims His 4th Olympic Medal | Video

    Armin Zoeggeler Claims His 4th Olympic Medal

    To the delight of the crowd, Italian Armin Zoeggeler secures the luge gold medal for the second consecutive time, claiming Italy's first gold at these Gamed in a combined four-run time of 3 minutes and 26.088 seconds. With this win, he captures his 4th Olympic luge medal (bronze in 1994, silver in 1998, gold in 2002 and 2006). Luge Singles Men's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Armin Zoeggeler (ITA), Albert Demtschenko (RUS), Marti?s Rubenis (LAT)
  • Italian Armin Zoeggeler Defends Olympic Luge Title | Video

    Italian Armin Zoeggeler Defends Olympic Luge Title

    Armin Zoeggeler defends his luge Olympic title, grabbing the 1st gold for Italy at these Games. In a combined of 3:26.088, Zoeggeler slides down the icy track to claim gold, achieving with this win his 4th Olympic medal. Albert Demtschenko receives silver finishing just .11 seconds after the winning time. Martins Rubenis claims bronze, winning Latvia's 1st medal in a Winter Olympics. Luge Singles Men's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Armin Zoeggeler (ITA), Albert Demtschenko (RUS), Marti?s Rubenis (LAT)
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