London: Hungary ended the 16-year dominance of Germany in the women's 500-meter K-4 at the Olympic Games by beating its fierce rival to gold at Dorney Lake on Wednesday.
The Hungarian quartet of Gabriella Szabo, Danuta Kozak, Katalin Kovacs and Krisztina Fazekas won in an Olympic-best time of 1 minutes, 30.827 seconds. The Germans took silver, just ahead of Belarus in third.
It's Hungary's first gold in the event since 1992, denying Germany a fifth straight Olympic title.
The Hungarians had placed second at the past three games, but had won the last three world titles.