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Olympics: Molmenti celebrates birthday with Italy's 3rd gold

28-year-old prevails in K1 kayak canoe slalom

Olympics: Molmenti celebrates birthday with Italy's 3rd gold

(ANSA) - London, August 1 - Daniele Molmenti won Italy's third gold medal at the London Olympics on Wednesday, his 28th birthday, when he triumphed in the K1 kayak canoe slalom event. Molmenti, a former world champion, guided his red kayak through 23 gates in a winning time of 93.43 seconds. He was followed by Czech Vavrinec Hradilek, who was 1.35 seconds behind, while German Hannes Aigner took the bronze medal. Molmenti finished 10th in the same race at the 2008 Beijing Games.

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