WINDSOR, England (AP) Yuri Cheban of Ukraine won gold in the men's 200-meter C-1 at the Olympic canoe sprint regatta on Saturday, adding to his 2009 world title.
Cheban won in 42.291 seconds at Dorney Lake, just ahead of Jevgenij Shuklin of Lithuania. Ivan Shtyl of Russia took the bronze.
Cheban became the first person to win the C-1 200, which is new to the Olympic program after replacing the 500.
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