London: Tony Estanguet got to beat his great rival one last time at the Olympics.
In what was probably the final act of a rivalry stretching back more than a decade, Estanguet regained the canoe slalom Olympic title from Slovakia's Michal Martikan on Tuesday in a rattling finish on the white water rapids.
The Frenchman set a winning time of 97.06 seconds to win gold and edge young Sideris Tasiadis of Germany, who was the last competitor down the course and just missed out on a surprise victory.
Tasiadis claimed silver in 98.09, 1.03 seconds off Estanguet's mark and less than a quarter-second ahead of Martikan, the defending champion and 1996 gold medalist. He took the bronze medal in 98.31....more
12:29 AM, Aug 01, 2012