Hungary pair wins gold in 500-meter kayak double

Aug. 23, 2008, 5:33 a.m. (ET)

BEIXIAOYING TOWN, China (AP) Katalin Kovacs and Natasa Janic of Hungary have won the gold medal in women's 500-meter kayak double, successfully defending their Olympic triumph in Athens.

Kovacs and Janic won gold Saturday in 1 minute, 41.308 seconds. The two-time world champions hugged on the dock in a scene that has become familiar after this race.

Beata Mikolajczyk and Aneta Konieczna of Poland took silver in 1:42.092. The French tandem of Marie Delattre and Anne-Laure Viard were the bronze medalists in 1:42.128.