Cawthorn out of the medals as she finishes sixth in canoe final
09:45 GMT, 9 August 2012
Rachel Cawthorn just missed out on a canoeing medal on Thursday morning at the London Olympics.
Cawthorn finished sixth in the women's K1 500m final.
Danuta Kozak of Hungary won the title, capturing her country's third gold of the canoe sprint regatta.
The two-time European champion won in a time of one minute, 51.456 seconds. Defending champion Inna Osypenko-Radomska of Ukraine won silver and South Africa's Bridgitte Hartley took bronze.
Brit of all right: Rachel Cawthorn finished sixth in her final
Kozak, who was the quickest qualifier
by nearly a second, improved on her second-place finishes at the last
world championship and the 2012 European championship. It's her second
gold of the games, after being part of the 500m K4 team that won on
Josefa Idem, a 47-year-old Italian competing in a women's record eighth Games, finished fifth.
Elsewhere it was another good day for Germany at Eton Dorney as they took gold in the men's canoe double.
Peter Kretschmer and Kurt Kuschela
comfortably won the 1000m race, nearly two seconds ahead of
brothers Andrei and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich from Belarus, who took
silver. Russia's Alexey Korovashkov and Ilya Pervukhin won bronze.
In the men's K4 1000m, there was
finally a gold for Australia. The boat of Dave Smith, Tate Smith, Murray
Stewart and Jacob Clear led from the start and won by half a length.