Posted August 02, 2012 on AP on Fox
The British crowd at the Lee Valley White Water Centre rose from their seats when they realized at least one of their canoes would win an Olympic medal. They cheered even louder when it became apparent the dominant Hochschorner twins of Slovakia would not win yet again. They went bonkers when it dawned on them that Britain would. Silver, too? Simply brilliant. Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott of Britain won gold in the men's canoe double slalom Thursday at the London Olympics. David Florence and Richard Hounslow gave the host country a sweep of the top two spots by finishing second, just 0.36 second behind. ''It's weird. It doesn't seem real. It's a complete dream,'' Stott said. ''We did feel the pressure being in the final, but we just focused on our process and got on with it.'' Baillie and Stott were justified in feeling the heat heading into the finals. It was nearly a foregone conclusion that Slovakia's Pavol and Peter Hoch...
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