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Tim Brabants Finishes Eighth in K1 1000m

Tim Brabants Finishes Eighth in K1 1000m
Hopes that Team GB Canoe Sprint competitor Tim Brabants would add another medal to the growing pile of British 2012 trophies were dashed today when the veteran paddler finished eighth in the Final of the Kayak Single (K1) 1000m race at Eton Dorney. Brabants, who took gold in Beijing 2008, is the most successful kayaker the United Kingdom has ever produced, with a distinguished sporting career that... 

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... 

Abigail Edmonds Takes Mystery Spot with Team GB Sprint Canoe Squad

Abigail Edmonds Takes Mystery Spot with Team GB Sprint Canoe Squad
A few weeks ago it was announced that the Team GB Sprint Canoe Squad would be adding an extra member to its ranks, bringing the total number of British canoeists and kayakers competing in the sprint canoe event to ten. The U.K.’s watersports community was intrigued by the revelation that the squad would be expanding and speculation was rife as to who the tenth member would be, but nothing more was... 

French Dominate at ICF Wildwater Canoeing Championships 2012

French Dominate at ICF Wildwater Canoeing Championships 2012
Last week saw the exciting conclusion of the ICF Wildwater World Championships 2012 in La Plagne. Sixty-three-years after the first championship took place back in 1959, the international illuminati of whitewater racing once again gathered in France to battle it out for supremacy on the Isere River. Undeniably, the biggest force at this year’s event was Team France, members of which cumulatively... 

Britain’s Got Olympic Talent – Meet Alice Hannah and Richard Jefferies

Britain's Got Olympic Talent - Meet Alice Hannah and Richard Jefferies
Last week, the official list of British canoe and kayak competitors for London 2012 was finally announced to the world. Several of the names on the list came as little surprise. Brabants, McKeever, Heath, Schofield and Neave were pretty much foregone conclusions, but a couple of the names on the list were perhaps a little more surprising for anyone who hadn’t been following elite British canoeing... 

Team GB Sprint Canoe Team Announced.

Team GB Sprint Canoe Team Announced.
Today saw official confirmation of the nine-strong Team GB canoe sprint squad, with the announcement causing a lot of excitement amongst sports enthusiasts. The team is being heralded as one of the strongest fielded by the U.K. at this Summer’s Olympic Games, leading many to speculate that medal success may well be within sight. - Leading the team is Olympic Gold Medalist Tim Brabants, who will... 

Team GB MTB and BMX Olympic Squads Finalised.

Team GB MTB and BMX Olympic Squads Finalised.
This afternoon saw the long awaited announcement of Team GB’s BMX and MTB squads for the upcoming London 2012 Olympics. British Cycling held a press conference in Manchester at which the governing body gave the final names of who would be representing the U.K. in the various Olympic cycling events. - As expected, Shanaze Reade and Liam Phillips were chosen to represent Great Britain in the BMX event.... 

Ed McKeever – More Gold Than Mr T.

Ed McKeever - More Gold Than Mr T.
The 2012 Canoe Sprint World Cup really couldn’t have gone much better for British kayaker and Olympic hopeful, Ed McKeever, who returns to the U.K. with three new gold medals to add to his ever growing hoard of trophies. - Having secured the win in Poznan, Poland ten days ago, McKeever repeated his stellar performance by seizing the gold in Duisburg, Germany at the weekend, coming in first comfortably... 

BMX – Brits Crash Out in Birmingham Whilst French Dominate.

BMX - Brits Crash Out in Birmingham Whilst French Dominate.
Nothing demonstrates just how important the role of luck is in professional BMX more than the performance of British Olympic hopefuls, Liam Phillips and Shanaze Reade at the World Championship in Birmingham over the weekend. Both riders had started out confidently, claiming silver medals in the time trials that preceded the championship races, but both also went onto to crash out of the main competition,... 

Stella McCartney’s Team GB Kit Premiered at the Tower.

The Official Team GB kit has been revealed at the Tower of London. Designed by international style icon, Stella McCartney, the kit has been received warmly by both athletes and fashion-types. The grand unveiling featured modelling stints from some of the United Kingdom’s most esteemed 2012 athletes, including BMX World Champion Shanaze Reade. – Reade spoke to the gathered media about the look... 
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