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Olympic Snapshot
Md. Resident Wins Only Medal for U.S.
The work wasn't over for Dana Chladek after she won her silver medal in white-water kayaking, nor was the competition. After medal ceremonies along the roaring Ocoee River in Tennessee came a news conference. As the wiry blonde from Kensington, Md., sat between Czech gold medalist Stepanka Hilgertova and French bronze medalist Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi, Chladek chatted easily on one side in Czech and on the other in French. Chladek's medal run saved the highly regarded U.S. team from a shutout.

Two Golds in Two Days for Doktor
Man Overboard Czech canoeist Martin Doktor won two gold medals in two days, and Italy's Antonio Rossi picked up his second consecutive gold medal on the last day of the Olympics. Slavomir Knazovicky of Slovakia (pictured right) took the silver in the 500 meter canoe and celebrated with a swim after the race. Italy, Germany and Hungary dominated the flatwater canoe and kayak events.

Bosnian Afloat With Help From U.S.
Samir Karabasid arrived at the Ocoee River with a used kayak patched with duct tape and a mission: to represent Bosnia in the Olympic whitewater slalom. After his arrival, his kayak hit a rock and sank. But his Olympic dreams are now afloat, thanks to U.S. kayaker Scott Shipley, who provided a kayak.

Olympic Facts and Figures
About the Venues:
Ocoee River (slalom) and Lake Lanier (sprints).
U.S. Canoe and Kayak Rosters
About Canoe/Kayak
How Flatwater Sprint Team Was Chosen
How U.S. Whitewater Slalom Olympic Team Was Chosen.
Flatwater Sprint Qualifications
Whitewater Slalom Qualifications
Olympic Paddling History
About the U.S. Canoe and Kayak Team, Inc.
Canoe and Kayak Terms


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