SA kayaker Bridgitte Hartley bags bronze
Hartley crossed the line at Eton Dorney on Thursday in one minute, 52.923 seconds (1:52.923).
The gold medal went to Danuta Kozak of Hungary who finished in 1:51.456, followed a second later by Ukrainian Inna Osypenko-Radomska in 1:52.685.
Kozak, who was the quickest qualifier by nearly a second, improved on her second-place finishes at the last world championship and the 2012 European championship. It's her second gold of the games, after being part of the 500-meter K-4 team that won on Wednesday.
South Africa now boast three gold medals, one silver and one bronze, and at the time of Hartley's race ranked 20th on the medals table. – Sapa.