2012 slalom team decided

| April 15, 2012
David Florence paddling canoe on white water for London 2012 Olympic selection trials.

David Florence competing in the C1 on the second day of selections. Image credit: Barbara Schraml.

Beijing 2008 silver medallist David Florence will lead a British team of five slalom canoeists at London 2012. Florence, 29, won two of the best-of-three selection races in the men’s C1 (one-man canoe) category on the Lee Valley Olympic white water course on Saturday 14th April 2012 .

Florence also earned a place in the two-man C2 boat alongside Richard Hounslow. Hounslow beat Athens silver medallist Campbell Walsh to selection in the K1 one-man kayak.  On the Sunday, Lizzie Neave won her place to represent Britain in the women’s K1.

Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie join Florence and Hounslow in the men’s C2, in which Britain will be represented by two boats at the Olympics. Currently, the Olympic organisers do not allow women to compete in the C1 or C2 categories.

For a full news write up and video, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/17682230

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