GB canoeists in show of force at world cup
Sunday 27 May 2012
Great Britain’s 200m men displayed a show of force in the second canoeing world cup event of the year, winning two gold medals and a silver in Duisburg today.
Ed McKeever’s win in the single kayak came just one week after his triumph in the first world cup. Finishing in 35.591seconds, the 28-year-old notably beat 13-time world champion Ronald Rauhe of Germany, who finished fourth.
In the double kayak event, former European Champions Liam Heath and Jon Schofield narrowly missed out on gold, finishing less than half a second behind Russia’s Yury Postrigay and Alexander Dyachenko. The Britons also finished second in the first world cup event last week.
McKeever, Heath and Schofield later joined Ed Cox to compete in the 4x200m relay. A non-Olympic event and a recent addition to the international program, the relay attempts to bring an element of pizzazz to the sport. Finishing in 2minutes 27seconds, the sprinters delivered Britain’s first ever win in the event.
In the 1000m single kayak event yesterday, Olympic Champion Tim Brabants finished seventh to beat compatriot Paul Wycherley and secure his fourth Olympic appearance.
Having failed to qualify for the final in the first world cup event, Brabants was “very happy” with his performance. “Felt more like myself at last!” he tweeted.
With his title to defend in August, the doctor evaluated his own physical shape: ‘Tough final, 65 days to make up a few seconds, easy-ish!” adding, “I'll be straight back into training
Latest in Sport
- 1 The black and blue dress: Makers considering a white and gold version
- 2 Husband and wife die holding hands within hours of each other after 67 years of marriage
- 3 What color is The Dress, white and gold or blue and black? An eyewitness gives a definitive answer
- 5 Fearne Cotton quits Radio 1 after ten years for 'family and new adventures'
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East
salary equal to £40K pro-rata: Sauce Recruitment: Are you available to start a...
£35000 - £40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Creative Front-End Developer - Claph...
£18000 - £24000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The role in this successful eco...
£28000 - £30000 per annum: Ashdown Group: QA Tester - London - £30,000 QA Tes...