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Kayaker McKeever through to final

Ed McKeever has stormed into the final of the men's kayak single 200m competition.

The 28-year-old canoeist from Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltsh...

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Brabants feeds off crowd to advance

Defending Olympic champion Tim Brabants thanked the Eton Dorney crowd for their support after he made it into the kayak sprint final.

The...

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Brabants sprints into semi-finals

Defending Olympic champion Tim Brabants advanced to the final of the men's canoe sprint, admitting it would take something special to make it on...

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Jefferies relishing Olympic opportunity

Richard Jefferies has targeted a place in the final as he prepared to complete his fast-track journey from "not being able to get in a boat" to ...

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Biography

Richard Jefferies is the only member of the British canoe sprint team selected to race in the canoe at London 2012 – the other nine are set to take to the kayak.

He was fast-tracked into the sport through UK Sport’s Sporting Giants programme. Formerly a rugby player, Jefferies – from Bembridge on the Isle of Wight – opted for canoeing over a place at Loughborough University studying sport science.