OLYMPICS Team China win first-ever women's canoe double gold at Tokyo Olympics

OLYMPICS

Team China win first-ever women's canoe double gold at Tokyo Olympics

CGTN

10:46, August 07, 2021

Chinese pair Xu Shixiao and Sun Mengya won the first-ever women's canoe double 500 meters gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

Photo: People's Daily app

At Tokyo's Sea Forest Waterway, they led throughout the race to win in a time of 1:55.495, setting an Olympic record as women's canoe sprint events made their Olympic Games debut in Tokyo. Previously, female athletes competed in the kayak section.

Ukrainian pair Liudmyla Luzan and Anastasiia Chetverikova took the silver in 1:57.499 and Canadians Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent had to settle for the bronze in 1:59.041.

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