Fourth medal for Slovakia

Men’s K4 team wins the silver medal in the 1,000m race.

(Source: TASR)

Slovak sprint canoers Denis Myšák, Erik Vlček, Juraj Tarr and Tibor Linka placed second in the men’s K4 1,000 metres, being defeated only by the Germans. The team from the Czech Republic placed third.

It is the fourth Olympic medal for Slovakia at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and also fourth medal for Slovakia in canoe sprint discipline since it became independent in 1993, the TASR newswire reported.

Lomnický finishes fifth

Slovak hammer thrower Marcel Lomnický meanwhile finished 5th in the August 20 finals. Though he did not win a medal, he was pleased by his placement.

“I am happy and consider it my life success,” Lomnický said, as quoted by TASR.

After throwing 75.97 metres on his fifth attempt he placed fourth, but was later surpassed by Pole Wojciech Nowicki.

“Of course I wanted a medal, I saw it was near,” Lomnický continued, as quoted by TASR, adding that the fifth place finish is the best of his career. “I would feel sorrier if I finished fourth, losing eight centimetres [from bronze].”

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