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Olympics 2012: Whitewater Men's K-1 Gold Medal Event: Daniele Molmenti Wins Gold In Whitewater Men's K-1

On Wednesday, Daniele Molmenti won the Gold medal for Italy in the Men's K-1 Whitewater Kayak event, finishing the course with an overall score of 93.43.

This is Molmenti's first Olympic gold. The 28-year-old previously claimed gold in the K-1 World Championships in 2010 and at the European Championships in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

Behind Molmenti was Vavrinec Hradilek of the Czech Republic finishing with a final score of 94.78 for the Silver medal and Hannes Aigner of Germany finishing with a 94.92 for the Bronze medal.

Scott Parsons of Toledo, Ohio represented the United States but failed to earn a spot in the semi-final stage registering a 94.16 score in the qualifying stage of the event, which was 16th best out of the initial 22 competitors.

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