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Kayaker Mark de Jonge wins Olympic bronze on final day of canoe-kayak competition

August 11, 2012 - 4:41 AM

WINDSOR, England - Canadian kayaker Mark de Jonge has won bronze in the K-1 200-metre race at the Olympic Games.

The 28-year-old from Halifax won both his heat and semifinal Friday to advance to today's final on the last day of canoe-kayak competition at Eton Dorney.

De Jonge's Olympic dream was almost derailed in April when he broke a finger.

The muscular kayaker dropped an 80-pound dumbbell on his hand when he lost balance during a workout in Florida.

Britain's Ed McKeever won the gold and Spain's Saul Craviotto Rivero took the silver.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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