Florence relishing return to Lee Valley White Water Centre

05 June 2014 / 16:55

Two-time Olympic silver medallist David Florence is plotting a successful return to the Lee Valley White Water Centre as it stages the opening Canoe Slalom World Cup of the season.

Florence was part of an historic British double the last time Lee Valley held an international event, winning C2 silver with Richard Hounslow at London 2012 as Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie won gold.

That was his second Olympic silver after his efforts in the C2 at Beijing 2008 while last year the 31-year-old made even more history at the World Championships in Prague.

Florence became the first canoe slalom paddler to win both the C1 and C2 events at a World Championships and he’ll compete in both again at Lee Valley.

He finished 15th in the C1 and seventh in the C2 at the European Championships last weekend and said: “I’m definitely looking forward to competing on Lee Valley again at a major international.

“Obviously the Games was a lot of fun and hopefully this weekend will be a great experience too. It’s good to be racing again and I'm eager to move on and see what we can do over the season.”

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