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Eva Risztov wins open water race

Updated: August 9, 2012, 12:03 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Eva Risztov retired from swimming after the 2004 Olympics, upset with her results and tired of the pool.

Good thing she changed her mind.

On Thursday, the Hungarian became an Olympic champion.

Risztov led most of the way in a grueling open water marathon at Hyde Park, holding off a desperate bid to chase her down by American Haley Anderson. The big crowd was hoping for a gold medal from world champion Keri-anne Payne, but the British swimmer finished fourth.

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