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A Dutch runner accidentally raises her hand in the belief that she will win a gold at the Olympics


Dutch biker Animek Van Vleuten raised her arms in the air and her face in a moment of ecstasy and joy, thinking that she had won the Olympic gold, but she did not.


According to "CNN" in Arabic, this honor went to Austrian Anna Kissenhofer, who took advantage of the confusion of her competitor in the women's road race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, yesterday, Sunday, to guarantee a surprise victory.


"When I crossed the line, I thought I won," said silver medalist Van Vleuten.


Kissenhofer did well to outsmart a handful of big names and win the race, finishing in less than 4 hours.


The 30-year-old pulled away from the leading group more than 40 kilometers from the finish, maintaining her required course of 147 kilometers in the sweltering heat to win her first gold medal in Austria since 1896.


Kissenhofer spent much of the rest of the race so far before the chase group was out of sight of the other cyclists.


Cyclists race without headphones at the Olympics, and that played a role in Van Vleuten's confusion, according to her.


"This is an example of what happens if you ride an important race like this offline, all World Tour races have connections, and now the three of us are standing here and wondering who actually won," Van Vleuten added, referring to teammates Marianne Voss and Anna van der Bregen.



"I'm disappointed with that, of course," Fliuton said.


Fluten had a severe accident during a road race at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.


"I'm really proud of the medal, it's a silver with a sparkle, because I felt so good, my goal was to be at my best here ever, and I think I made it, it wasn't the result we were hoping for, but for me personally," she added. I think I had a really good race."

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