Rio Olympics 2016: Germany win third canoeing gold in Rio

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Germany win canoe sprint gold

Germany won their third canoeing gold medal of the Olympic Games by coming from behind to win the canoe double 1,000m sprint in Rio.

Sebastian Brendel and Jan Vandrey finished in three minutes 43.912 seconds to retain their title.

Brazilian pair Erlon de Souza Silva and Isaquias Queiroz dos Santos led early on but were overtaken with 250 metres to go and beaten by less than a second.

Dmytro Ianchuk and Taras Mishchick of Ukraine won the bronze.

Germany are fourth in the overall medal table with 15 golds, two ahead of Russia.

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