facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Italian celebrates gold on birthday

Aug. 1, 2012 at 11:39 AM   |   Comments

1 of 3
| License Photo
LONDON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Daniele Molmenti of Italy beat his nearest rivals by less than 2 seconds Wednesday to win the Olympic kayak slalom gold medal on his 28th birthday.

Molmenti finished 10th in this event at the 2008 Olympics, but in the four years since has won a world championship and three European titles.

He fought through the churning water of the slalom course in 1:33.43 to defeat Vavrinec Hradilek of the Czech Republic by 1.35 seconds.

Hannes Aigner of Germany finished just 0.14 second behind Hradilek to win the bronze.

The medal won by Hradilek was the first for the Czech Republic at the London Olympics.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Red Sox sign Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo for 7-year deal
2
Yankees host White Sox trying to stay in playoff hunt
3
Mariners turn to King Felix, resume road trip in Boston
4
Royals try to bounce back in Arlington
5
Former Steelers RB Redman says spinal injury ended career
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback