McKeever on course to regain European canoeing title

15 June 2013 / 16:49

Great Britain Olympic champion Ed McKeever won his heat with ease to advance straight to K1 200m final at the sprint canoeing European Championship in Portugal.

McKeever, who is seeking to regain the title he won in 2010, clocked 36.126 seconds to win by nearly one and a half seconds, while Spanish Olympic silver medallist Saúl Craviotto finished a distant last.

Rachel Cawthorn qualified to the women's K1 200m and 500m final while London 2012 bronze medallists Liam Heath and Jon Schofield will line up in the K2 200m final.

Louisa Sawers, with a string of World Cup podiums to her name this season, will look to continue her recent form in the K1 5000m final while British team-mate Edward Rutherford is among the field in the men's distance event.

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