Australia wins gold in 1,000m K-4

Updated: August 9, 2012, 6:39 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

WINDSOR, England -- Australia surprisingly won gold in the men's 1,000-meter K-4 at Dorney Lake on Thursday, upsetting the favored crews from Hungary and Slovakia.

The quartet of Tate Smith, Dave Smith, Murray Stewart and Jacob Clear won in 2 minutes, 55.084 seconds. Hungary was a half-length behind to take silver and the Czech Republic won bronze, pushing Slovakia out of the medals.

The Australians were world silver medalists last year but haven't been a threat at World Cup events ...

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