Czechs win first medal at Olympics


The Czech Republic has ended its Olympic medals drought with a silver medal win by twenty-five-year-old kayaker Vavřinec Hradilek. The silver medal win was in the Olympics-Men's canoe slalom K1 kayak category, with Hradilek coming in with a time of 94.78 seconds. He was pipped at the post by gold medal winner Italy’s Daniele Molmenti, who came in at 93.43 seconds. This is Hradilek’s first Olympic medal; the kayaker came in seventh place in his category during the Beijing Olympics four years ago.