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Heath and Schofield claim K2 200m bronze

August 11, 2012 13:00 pm

Britain's Liam Heath and Jon Schofield have won Olympic bronze in the men's K2 200m at Eton Dorney.

The two-man crew of Schofield and Heath, both 27, were just behind the gold-winning Russian pair of Yury Postrigay and Alexander Dyachenko for much of their contest, and then lost out at the finish to the Belarus crew of Raman Piatrushenka and Vadzim Makhneu in the race for silver.

The results take Britain's medal haul in canoeing to four, achieving their pre-Games target.

The medals come after Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie won gold in the canoe slalom last week, while David Florence and Richard Hounslow took silver in the same event.

Schofield told BBC1: "That was a long race. I didn't think we were going to make it to the line.

"The last day had been horrible. We weren't happy with the heats and we were really worried coming into this.

"But Liam showed that he goes quiet, he thinks, he stews, but he comes out with the right reaction. That start was amazing and we just held it."

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