Silver for Florence

23 June 2012 / 15:39

David Florence won a silver medal in the men's C1 class at the Canoe Slalom World Cup event in Seu D'Urgell, Spain.

Florence was one of six British men's competitors through to the semi-final stage of their events and was rewarded with a silver medal in the final.

Florence and team-mate Mark Proctor qualified eighth and ninth respectively for the final but while Florence finished second Proctor could do no better than seventh, while Thomas Quinn finished 20th.

Home competitor Jordi Domenjo took the C1 gold medal ahead of Florence with France's double Olympic champion Tony Estanguet in third.

Florence, who failed to medal in Pau after winning in Cardiff, said: "I feel pretty awesome and it's a great finish to three weeks on the road.

"I put in solid runs and built through the competition, so when I saw my final run time I knew it was good based on the semi-finals."

GB head coach Jurg Gotz said: "It's been a solid start to the season for David Florence with a gold and now silver in the C1."

In the men's K1 class Britain's Richard Hounslow, Campbell Walsh and Tom Brady filled out spots 39-41.