Ukraine's Osypenko-Radomska Wins Gold In Women's K-1 500M

BEIXIAOYING TOWN, China -- Inna Osypenko-Radomska of Ukraine won the gold medal in women's 500-metre kayak single Saturday, just nipping Italy in a tight finish.

Ukraine's Inna Osypenko-Radomska kisses the gold medal after the Kayak single 500m women's final at the Beijing 2008 Olympics Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008.

Osypenko-Radomska won in one minute 50.673 seconds. Josefa Idem of Italy was right behind with the silver medal in 1:50.677.

Both women sat in their kayaks past the finish line for nearly as long as the race before Osypenko-Radomska's name was flashed on the scoreboard as the winner.

Germany's Katrin Wagner-Augustin won bronze in 1:51.022.

Idem won a medal 24 years after she was a bronze medallist in the 500 K-2 in Los Angeles. She also has a gold and silver medal in the K-1.

Ukraine is currently in 11th place in the medal standings, having won six gold, four silver and thirteen bronze.

Source: TSN