9 August 2012

South Africa: Hartley Wins Kayak Bronze

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Bridgitte Hartley wins bronze during the Olympic Games Canoeing event at Eton Dorney.

Bridgitte Hartley won South Africa's first bronze medal at the Olympic Games, in the women's kayak single K1 500m race at Eton Dorney on Thursday.

Hartley crossed the line in one minute, 52.923 seconds (1:52.923).

The gold medal went to Danuta Kozak of Hungary who finished in 1:51.456, followed a second later by Ukrainian Inna Osypenko-Radomska in 1:52.685.

South Africa now boast three gold medals, one silver and one bronze, lying in 20th position on the medals table.

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