GB top Canoe Slalom World Cup table

08 June 2014 / 18:40

After Saturday’s gold rush, GB finished the Canoe Slalom World Cup in style by clinching both the men’s C2 and women’s K1 team events.

World Champions David Florence and Richard Hounslow led the charge the previous day as the home team took five of six gold medals on offer.

And the duo helped cap a memorable event in the lead boat of three for Sunday’s winning C2 team – for Florence it was a third gold of the weekend.

At the conclusion of three days’ competition at the London Olympics venue GB finished top of the table, with seven gold and one silver medal, and performance director John Anderson MBE was ecstatic with the performance.   

He said: “Winning the two team events today was absolutely outstanding and the icing on the cake for a hugely successful weekend.” 

Earlier in the day Florence and Hounslow had looked likely to make it an even more successful finale, putting down the fastest time of the day in the C2 final, but four seconds of penalties pushed them back to fifth overall.

“It was frustrating to get those little touches but you can’t afford to make those little mistakes,” said Florence.

“But we were very pleased with our time which was the fastest of the day.  It’s pretty pleasing for this stage of the season.”

Beth Latham was part of the K1 winning team – GB’s penultimate gold of the three days – and she was delighted to perform at the Olympic venue.

“All the GB athletes have so much experience training on this course, which is the best canoe slalom course in the world,” said Latham, who moves to the centre full time next week.

“So it’s great to be able to deliver when it matters and go home with a gold.”

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