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Olympic Results: Friday, August 27 - 2004-08-27


Hungary's Voros Claims Gold in Women's Modern Pentathlon

Zsuzsanna Voros of Hungary has won the gold medal in the women's modern pentathlon in Athens.

The 27-year-old three-time world champion cruised to victory in the final of the five events, the 3,000 meter cross-country run.

She finished with 5,448 points, 68 points ahead of Jelena Rublevska of Latvia who finished second. Georgina Harland of Britain took the bronze.

The other four events in the modern pentathlon are shooting, fencing, swimming and equestrian show jumping.

Liu Xiang of China Ties World Record For Men's 110 meter hurdles

Chinese runners have won gold medals Friday in the men's 110 meter hurdles and the women's 10,000 meter race at the Olympics in Athens.

Liu Xiang of China took the gold in the men's 110 meter hurdles, tying a world record time of 12.91 seconds.

American Terrence Trammell came in second with a time of 13.18 seconds, while Anier Garcia of Cuba was third.

In the women's 10,000 meter run, Xing Huina of China took the gold with a time of 30 minutes, 24.36 seconds. Ejegayehu Dibaba of Ethiopia won the silver, while fellow Ethiopian Derartu Tulu won bronze.

In the women's javelin throw, Osleidys Menendez of Cuba won the gold medal with a new Olympic record of 71.53 meters. Second was Steffi Nerius of Germany, with Mirela Manjani of Greece tin third.

Germany Wins Men's C2 Canoeing

Christian Gille and Tomasz Wylenzek of Germany have won Olympic gold in the men's 1,000-meter canoe doubles final.

Russians Alexander Kostoglod and Alexander Kovalev won the silver in Friday's event. Gyorgy Kozmann and Gyorgy Kolonics of Hungary took the bronze.

Hungary Wins Men's K4 Kayaking

Hungary has won the Olympic gold medal in the men's four-man 1,000-meter kayak race.

The defending Olympic champions led the entire way Friday, defeating Sydney bronze medalists Germany, who won the silver medal.

Slovakia, the 2002 and 2003 world champions, finished third to claim the bronze.

Poland's Korzeniowski Wins Men's 50K Walk

Poland's Robert Korzeniowski has walked away with an Olympic gold medal in the men's 50-kilometer walk.

The three-time Olympic gold medalist finished ahead of Russians Denis Nizhegorodov and Aleksey Voyevodin, who took silver and bronze medals.

Norway's Dahle Wins Women's Cross-Country Mountain Biking

Norway's Gunn-Rita Dahle has won the Olympic gold medal in women's cross-country mounting biking.

Dahle's victory gives the Norwegians their first cycling gold in 32 years.

Marie-Helene Premont of Canada won the silver medal, while Germany's 2003 world champion Sabine Spitz earned the bronze.

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