GB Gold in Kayak Slalom – Joe Clarke talks his win – video๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

GB Gold in Kayak Slalom
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Congratulations Joe Clarke for the GB gold in kayak slalom. A great winner

He stormed to Team GBโ€™s second gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games following a sensational run in the final of the menโ€™s K1 canoe slalom that simply overwhelmed his rivals.

The 23-year-old was considered an outside medal chance heading into the event but gave warning of what was to come after finishing third in the semi-final with a blistering display of power and control.

It was in the final where Clarke held nothing back and a faultless run and time of 88.53 seconds propelled him into the gold medal slot.

A medal was guaranteed with just two more athletes to go but neither Slovakia’s Peter Kauzer nor Jiri Prskavec of the Czech Republic could get ahead of the Brit.

Clarkeโ€™s gold is the first ever by a British athlete in the menโ€™s K1 canoe slalom as well as the first medal in the event since Campbell Walsh took silver back at Athens 2004.

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