Canoeing: McKeever takes gold in a photo

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Ed McKeever, Britain's world champion canoeist, won gold in a photo finish at the World Cup in the Czech Republic yesterday.

He won the K1 200m as the British team ended the weekend with a gold, two silvers and three bronzes – all gained in Olympic events – and a medal was won in every Olympic women's event as well.

McKeever, 27, from Somerset, lost the lead to Russian Victor Zavolskiy but got back up and won by 0.02sec.

Jon Schofield and Liam Heath won silver in the men's K2 200m, edged out by French world champions Arnaud Hybois and Sébastien Jouve.

Jessica Walker added a bronze in the K1 200m and Lani Belcher and Angela Hannah won bronze in the K2 500m.

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