Olympics 2012: Australia wins gold in men’s 1,000-meter K-4

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WINDSOR, England — The quartet of Tate Smith, Dave Smith, Murray Stewart and Jacob Clear gave Australia a lift with asurprising wire-to-wire win in the men’s 1,000-meter K-4.

It was Australia’s first team gold in canoe sprint — and took its overall tally in London to six after wins by cyclist Anna Meares, 100-meter hurdler Sally Pearson and sailors Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen in the past three days.

Germany collected two more victories, with Tina Dietze and Franziska Weber taking the women’s 500-meter K-2 and Peter Kretschmer and Kurt Kuschela winning the men’s double canoe sprint 1,000.

Danuta Kozak won her second gold of the regatta for Hungary, grabbing the top spot in the women’s single kayak 500-meter sprint.

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