Brabants beats rival Wycherley

25 May 2012 / 14:51

Tim Brabants has moved a step closer to sealing his Olympic place in Great Britain's canoe squad after winning the deciding rubber of his race-off against British rival Paul Wycherley.

Brabants qualified for the K1 1,000m sprint final at the second World Cup of the season in Duisburg, Germany while Wycherley was knocked out in the semi-final.

An international panel should confirm the reigning Olympic canoe sprint champion's place for London after beating Wycherley in two of the three races

Brabants took the first race by 0.03 seconds at last month's British national trials, with Wycherley evening the score by bettering Brabants' finish at the World Cup in Poland.

The win has ensured Brabants gained a measure of revenge after Wycherley beat him last summer to earn the right to compete at the 2011 World Championships.