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Monday, August 25, 2008

Olympics: Chausson and Strombergs win BMX gold

Frenchwoman Anne-Caroline Chausson held her nerve in a dramatic, crash-marred final to win the Olympic Games' inaugural BMX gold here Friday.Her compatriot Laetitia le Corguille finished second to take the silver with Jill Kintner of the United States taking the bronze.

In the men's race Maris Strombergs of Latvia kept his nerve in the face of a two-pronged American challenge to win gold in a crash-marred final.The silver medal went to Mike Day of the United States and the bronze to his compatriot Donny Robinson.

1 Anne-Caroline Chausson (France) 0:35.976
2 Laetitia le Corguille (France) 0:38.042
3 Jill Kintner (USA) 0:38.674
4 Sarah Walker (New Zealand) 0:38.805
5 Gabriela Diaz (Argentina) 0:39.747

1 Maris Strombergs (Latvia) 0:36.190
2 Mike Day (USA) 0:36.606
3 Donny Robinson (USA) 0:36.972
4 Andres Jimenez (Colombia) 0:39.137
5 Rob van den Wildenberg (Netherlands) 0:39.772

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