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