David Florence wins World Cup gold

News - David Florence world cup gold - London - 306x172Congratulations to our sponsored canoe slalom athlete David Florence who won gold in the C1 (canoe singles) at the World Cup at Lee Valley, London, on Saturday 7 June 2014. 

After coming third in the semi-final David put in a fast run of 99.87 seconds (which included a 2 second penalty for hitting a gate) and still secured the gold medal by a margin of 3.33 seconds.

Speaking to us about his win David said: "I knew I had to put in a really fast run to take the gold so after weighing up the risks of hitting a gate I decided speed would be the winning factor so I gave it everything I had. I hit one upstream gate which slowed me down a fraction but it wasn't enough to take away the lead as I had run the rest of the course at a good speed."

Watch David's winning run on the BBC's website here

David competes next at the World Cup in Tacen, Slovenia, from the 13 to 15 June 2014. We wish him the best of luck.