Germany’s Peter Kretschmer and Kurt Kusc

Germany's Peter Kretschmer and Kurt Kuschela (L) compete to winning the gold medal in the canoe double (C2) 1000m men's final A. (AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN)

Germany’s Peter Kretschmer and Kurt Kuschela (L) compete to winning the gold medal in the canoe double (C2) 1000m men’s final A. (AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN)

Germany’s Peter Kretschmer and Kurt Kuschela (L) compete to winning the gold medal in the canoe double (C2) 1000m men’s final A during the London 2012 Olympic Games, at Eton Dorney Rowing Centre in Eton, west of London, on August 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/GettyImages