Team GB win gold and silver in the canoe slalom
The gold and silver medals in the men's canoe double have both been won by Team GB.
Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott have taken gold in the men's canoe double, closely followed by David Florence and Richard Hounslow in second to grab the silver medal.
The winning pair led from the beginning, having qualified sixth in the semi-finals, but they set a time of 106.41 that proved touchable by only the second Team GB pair. Florence and Hounslow, who won the semi-final and therefore went last in the final, were up on the clock at one point, but couldn't keep up the pace, finishing in 106.77.
Baillie and Stott have won Team GB's first ever Olympic gold medal in this event. Slovakia's Pavol and Peter Hochschorner won the bronze medal with a time of 108.28. Up until now the brothers, who are ranked the number one pair in the world, had never been beaten in an Olympic final.
"The run we had, I was hoping it would be good enough for a medal, but I didn't expect that," said Baillie.
When asked how it felt to beat the Slovakian brothers, Stott replied: "they're amazing athlethes, this takes nothing off them, they are an amazing crew."
Whats wrong with all you creeps that have hijacked this thread.because you are looking for a man.
Who cares? this is about the Olympics,go back to dreamland!
About time the Moderators deleted these Posts,which is obvious some of them are Dating Agencies touting for business.
Row,row,row your boat,
Quickly down the stream,
If you see the Slovakians,
Don`t forget to scream............
(and Silver too but I couln`t work that achievment in)
I hope you dont mind, if I take some of your sentiment, I agree with you totally. I as an "Irish Man" living in England for the last 40 years am equally as proud of team GB. Great going, well done, I'm so proud of you all for Trying, Competing and winning.
Best of Irish Luck for the rest of the competitions.
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