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Slovakian brothers take pairs canoe gold

Updated: August 20, 2004, 12:47 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Americans Joe Jacobi and Matt Taylor fell out of medal contention Friday with an eighth-place in their semifinal run in pairs canoe.

The pair struggled to get up to speed and struck a gate for a 2-second penalty, leaving them about 4 seconds behind Germans Christian Bahmamnn and Michael Senft, the sixth and final team to advance to the final run.

Brothers Pavel and Peter Hochshorner, the defending gold medalists from Sydney, demolished the rest of the field, finishing ...

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