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Fischer's tally: eight golds, four silvers

Updated: August 28, 2004, 9:03 AM ET
Associated Press

SCHINIAS, Greece -- Germany's Birgit Fischer settled for silver, giving the 42-year-old Olympian two medals in two days against decidedly younger competition.

A two-woman crew from Hungary overtook Fischer and her partner in the second half of their 500-meter kayak race Saturday, ending her quest for a ninth gold medal a day after winning her eighth in the fours kayak.

"I'm not at all disappointed,'' said Fischer, who only came out of retirement a year ago. "At 42 years old, ...

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