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Rule Britannia – Team GB Takes Gold and Silver in C2 Slalom

Rule Britannia - Team GB Takes Gold and Silver in C2 Slalom
Team GB definitely seemed in the mood to settle some scores today, when they reminded us all why the British are considered amongst the World’s top paddlers by smashing the C2 Slalom competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The gold medal was snatched by Etienne Stott and Tim Braille, in a surprise victory, which saw the pair that had scrapped the last place in the final race to victory. …and... 

David Florence Knocked Out of Canoe Single (C1) Event

David Florence Knocked Out of Canoe Single (C1) Event
Hopes of a Team GB medal in the Canoe Single (C1) Slalom event were dashed today when British paddler and world Number One, David Florence, was knocked out in the semi-finals. The Scottish Olympian, who took a silver in Beijing in 2008 and won the Gold at the World Cup in Cardiff this year, achieved a disappointing 106.16 score, which saw him ranked in tenth position, two places outside the top-eight... 

Olympic Canoe Slalom (C2) Results – Florence and Hounslow, Stott and Baille Through to the Semis

Olympic Canoe Slalom (C2) Results - Florence and Hounslow, Stott and Baille Through to the Semis
Two British Canoe Slalom (C2) teams have made it through to the semifinals of the London 2012 Olympic event. 2012 C2 World Cup (Cardiff) winners, David Florence and Richard Hounslow repeated the nail biting performance they put in the day before, by leaving it to second run before producing the goods. It was a different story for Etienne Stott and Tim Baille, who secured a very respectable first place... 

Results: David Florence Progresses onto the Olympic Canoe Slalom Semifinals

Results: David Florence Progresses onto the Olympic Canoe Slalom Semifinals
David Florence has successfully progressed onto the semifinals of the London 2012 Olympic Canoe Single (C1) Slalom event, after a nail-biting performance in the opening heats at Lee Valley White Water Centre. The Team GB paddler from Aberdeen finished fifth overall with a best score of 93.04, making the semifinals by seven places. - Florence had faced a daunting challenge after the first run, which... 

Florence Pipped to Gold By Domenjo in Spain

Florence Pipped to Gold By Domenjo in Spain
Podium results and video below. David Florence returned to winning form in the third Canoe Slalom World Cup of the season in Spain after he bagged a silver medal for Great Britain in the C1 event. The 29-year-old Scottish paddler showed immense form in the final of the C1 competition, taking the lead at the start of the race, but he was pipped into second place by Spaniard, Jordi Domenjo. French... 

Tickets For Olympic Sprint Canoe Still Available

Tickets For Olympic Sprint Canoe Still Available
Incredibly, there are still tickets available for the Olympic Sprint Canoe and Slalom Canoe events due to take place in August at Dorney Lake, Eton. Despite the fact that the Canoe and Kayak competitions are amongst a handful of sporting events at which Team GB stands a very decent chance of securing medals, the U.K. public has yet to buy-up all the available tickets. - Team GB’s Olympic Sprint Canoe... 

Team GB Canoe Come Down in France.

Team GB Canoe Come Down in France.
The astonishing wave of success experienced by Britain’s canoe and kayak athletes over the last few weeks came to a frustrating end at the second Canoe Slalom World Cup of the season, which saw French competitors dominate. The one saving grace of the competition was the performance of former European and World Champion, Lizzie Neave, who scraped a place on the podium, winning bronze in the K1 event. - Unfortunately,... 

David Florence Up Beat After Double Gold.

David Florence Up Beat After Double Gold.
David Florence was upbeat and optimistic for success at London 2012 after he took two golds in the Canoe Slalom World Cup in Cardiff at the weekend. Speaking to the press, Florence was clearly delighted with his double win, which sees him secure the C1 and C2 World Cup titles weeks before he will compete at the Olympics. The 29-year-old Scottish canoeist took first place in the C1 event comfortably... 

Tickets for GB Canoe Slalom Olympic Trials on Sale!

Tickets for the GB Canoe Slalom Olympic Trials at Lee Valley White Water Centre have gone on sale. The trials, which will be held in April, will see the country’s best canoeist battle it out for a place in the 2012 GB Team. Only one boat from each of the four Olympic canoe slalom classes will be able to qualify for the Olympics, so you can expect the competition to be particularly closely fought. – The... 
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