Sebastian Brendel of Germany paddles during the men's canoe single (C1) 1000m final at the European Senior Canoe Sprint Championships in Belgrade June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Ivan Milutinovic
Canoeing: Germany's Brendel takes C1 title
Posted : Wednesday, 08 August 2012 05:08AM
DORNEY (Reuters) - Germany's Sebastian Brendel caused an upset on Dorney Lake on Wednesday when he powered to victory over Hungarian favorite Attila Vajda to win the men's Olympic canoe single 1,000.
Vajda, who had been bidding to defend his title won in Beijing, finished well down the field in sixth.
Spain's David Cal Figueroa took the silver with a quick final 500 meters and Canada's Mark Oldershaw won the bronze.
(Reporting by Kate Holton, editing by Matt Falloon; For all the latest Olympic news go to http://www.reuters.com/london-olympics-2012)
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