Doktor, Brejchova, come up short of bronze at Olympic Games

Czech canoeist Martin Doktor failed to clinch a medal in two finals on Friday and Saturday morning, when he competed in the men's kilometre and 500 metre events. In the first, Doktor came in 4th place, the second, 5th. Perhaps even more frustrating for Czech fans was Nikola Brejchova's finish in Friday evening's final in the women's javelin. Brejchova held a strong second for most of the final but was beaten by two competitors in the last round to slip to 4th place.

The Czechs have one more chance to clinch a medal Saturday evening in the men's javelin, in which the legendary Jan Zelezny is competing.

Author: Jan Velinger