Canoeing: Golden boy

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Edinburgh canoeist David Florence salvaged a gold medal from a frustrating weekend at the European Slalom Championships in Augsburg, Germany, yesterday.

The Forth Canoe Club star missed bronze in Saturday’s C1 final after time penalties pushed him down to tenth place. He then went even closer in yesterday’s C2 doubles final, finishing fourth.

It all came right, though, in the C2 team final where Britain easily beat the Czech Republic to the title. “What a fantastic result!” beamed Florence.