Heath takes world canoe sprint crown to complete full set
Canoe Sprint

Heath takes world canoe sprint crown to complete full set

27 August 2017 / 11:46

Great Britain’s Liam Heath has now completed the Canoe Sprint Grand Slam after taking gold at the World Championships in Czech Republic on Sunday.

Heath – the Olympic champion at Rio 2016 in the K1 200m - triumphed over the same distance in Racice to add to the European crown he also won earlier this year in Plovdiv.

The 33-year-old was too strong for his opponents, crossing the line in 33.733 seconds with his nearest rival Hungary’s Bence Horvath over a third of a second down with Aleksejs Rumjancevs taking bronze.

And Heath could not contain his delight after a victory that completes the full set of canoe sprint medals.

"It's incredible. The Grand Slam is the pinnacle and I've achieved everything I've wanted to," Heath said.

That capped a superb day for the British team that also saw Rachel Cawthorn take bronze in the K1 1000m while Hannah Brown and Angela Hannah also finished third in the K2 200m.

And in the afternoon there was also a bronze for Lani Belcher in the K1 Women's 5000m. 

Meanwhile the young British quartet of Emily Lewis, Deborah Kerr, Rebeka Simon and Amy Turner finished ninth in the K4 500m final. 

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