Canoeing: A magic day for David Florence

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Edinburgh’s David Florence moved through to tomorrow’s C2 semi-finals at the European Canoe Slalom Championships in Augsburg yesterday.

The Forth Canoe Club paddler and Rich Hounslow produced the quickest run of the day, 99.92 seconds, but picked up a two-second time penalty after clipping a gate to finish seventh-fastest overall. Aberdeen’s Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott managed a clean second run to qualify in fifth place. Today sees Florence going for gold in his Olympic silver medal-winning event, the C1 singles, but he must first survive this morning’s semi-finals.