London: After eight Olympics and five medals, Josefa Idem is finally hanging up the paddle.
The 47-year-old Italian kayaker competed in her last race Thursday, finishing fifth in the final of the K-1 500-meters at the London Olympics, competing against opponents nearly half her age.
Idem crossed the line in 1 minute, 53.223 seconds, just 0.3 seconds behind South Africa's bronze medalist Bridgitte Hartley.
After the race, she confirmed that she's finally ready to retire....more
02:04 AM, Aug 10, 2012
Windsor, England: Italian kayaker Josefa Idem became the first woman to compete in eight Olympic Games " and marked the occasion on Tuesday by upstaging a host of younger rivals to qualify for the flagship 500-meter K-1 final. The 47-year-old Idem, who first competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, when she competed for Germany, won the third semi-final to stay on course for a second Olympic gold " after...
05:59 PM, Aug 07, 2012