Estanguet wins gold in canoe slalom at Olympics
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By GERALD IMRAY,
Updated July 31, 2012
WALTHAM CROSS, England (AP) Tony Estanguet of France has won the Olympic gold medal in the men's canoe slalom.
Estanguet set a winning time of 97.06 seconds to edge Sideris Tasiadis of Germany, who claimed silver in 98.09, just more than a second back.
Defending champion Michal Martikan of Slovakia won bronze with 98.31 seconds.
Estanguet regains the Olympic title he won in 2000 and 2004. He set the quickest time with a perfect run on the 23-gate course.
Tasiadis, who qualified fastest in the semifinals, just missed out on gold.
Estanguet continued the recent dominance in C-1 he has shared with Martikan. The pair have won the last five Olympic titles.