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David Florence became the first man to pick up two gold medals in two classes at a Canoe World Cup, after he won the C2 with Richard Hounslow in Cardiff yesterday. Florence was also victorious in the C1 on Saturday.

"It feels amazing," said the 29-year-old Scot. "To come away with one medal in canoe slalom, which is such an on-the-day sport with so many guys fighting for the top is amazing, but to win two is incredible."

Hounslow said: "To win my first World Cup gold medal is absolutely fantastic particularly in Olympic year and is perfect preparation for us. There are still two more World Cups to go and hopefully we can win a couple more medals."

Britain's Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott, who will also compete at London 2012, finished fourth in the C2, after a late time penalty.

What's coming up...

Friday: European Fencing Championships start in Legnano, Italy.

22-24 June: Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Phillips Idowu compete in the Aviva 2012 Trials, in Birmingham.


British women's basketball team. Warmed up for the Games with an impressive 70-57 victory over Canada in Edinburgh.

Tyson Gay. The American sprinter won the 100 metres 'B' race in the Diamond League meeting in New York – his first race in 11 months, after injury.


Will Clarke. The triathlete, who was British champion in 2008 and 2009, has been overlooked for the Games. His place has been given to Stuart Hayes, who will race specifically to help the Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonny. "I didn't know where I stood with the whole selection process," Clarke said.

46 days to go to the Olympics

The world ranking of Stuart Hayes, who has been chosen ahead of Will Clarke (No 12) to represent Great Britain in the triathlon.