Canoe/Kayak

Aug 22 Germany wins gold 500-meter kayak four

Aug. 22, 2008, 4:38 a.m. (ET)

BEIXIAOYING TOWN, China (AP) Germany has won the gold medal in women's 500-meter kayak four, giving Nicole Reinhardt a trip to the medal stand along with her photo spread this month in Playboy.

Reinhardt, Fanny Fischer, Katrin Wagner-Augustin and Conny Wassmuth won on Friday in 1 minute, 32.231 seconds. Reinhardt was one of four German Olympic athletes who posed for the September German issue of the magazine and each had their own cover.

Fischer and Wagner-Augustin were part of the gold medal foursome in Athens.

The Hungarian team of Katalin Kovacs, Gabriella Timea Szabo, Danuta Kozak and Natasa Janic won silver in 1:32.971.

The Australian foursome of Lisa Oldenhof, Hannah Davis, Chantal Meek and Lyndsie Fogarty took bronze in 1:34.704.

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