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Michal Martikan proves to be as good as gold, achieving victory in C1. Even though he's been assessed a 2 seconds penalty, Martikan manages to finish 2 seconds ahead of David Florence, claiming gold with a combined score of 176.65. Florence settles for silver and Robin Bell takes the bronze. Martikan became the first athlete to win an Olympic gold medal for Slovakia in 1996. Canoe Slalom Men's C1 - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Michal Martikan (SVK), David Florence (GBR), Robin Bell (AUS)