Recent London 2012 News
It was Germany all the way in the women’s double kayak 500m. Leading into the final however, it was defending champions Katalin Kovacs and Natasa Douchev-Janics of Hungary, who were the heavy favorites.
Last Dance: “Queen Vic” Pendleton Heads Into Retirement With Second Place Cycling Sprint Finish, Shaung Guo Takes Third
“Queen Vic” Pendleton was riding high going into the Women’s Sprint Final. On the heels of a dazzling performance in the in the Keirin Final – where she became just the sixth British woman in history to win two Summer Games titles – the eyes of her country were centered on her to claim victory in her final race as a professional track cyclist. It wasn’t meant to be.
29-year-old Mark Oldershaw comes from a long line of rowing champions. However, as a third generation Oldershaw rower, Mark was hoping to bring home the illustrious top-three finish from London. He did so, placing third place in the Men’s C1 1,000-Meter Canoe race in a time of three minutes, 48 seconds. This is a race that features one athlete in a small boat, kneeling on one knee, paddling their hearts out for 1000m.