British Olympic canoer Ed McKeever wins K-1 200
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 9:07p.m.
Ed McKeever of Britain won the final of the inaugural 200-meter K-1 at the Olympic canoe sprint regatta Saturday — the host nation's 26th gold medal of the London Games.
McKeever justified his nickname of "Usain Bolt on Water" by powering to victory in 36.246 seconds in the sport's fastest discipline over a distance that's new to the Olympic program this year.
Saul Craviotto Rivero of Spain won the silver medal, a quarter-length behind. Mark de Jonge of Canada took the bronze.
McKeever was the 200 world champion in 2010 before losing the title to Poland's Piotr Siemionowski. Siemionowski surprisingly failed to reach the Olympic final.
McKeever is the second Briton to win Olympic gold in canoe sprint.
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