Oh no! It’s more medal woe for Flo
CANOE SLALOM TRIPLE JUMP
DAVID FLORENCE added to Great Britain’s Olympic misery when he crashed out of the C1 semi-finals.
Florence was hoping to improve on the silver medal he won in Beijing four years ago.
But the world No.1 made a crucial mistake when he hit gate 18 and was unable to claw his way back into the top eight and clinch a place in the final.
Florence said: “I just wasn’t good enough today.
“This is the race I’ve wanted to perform at for the last four years, but that’s canoe slalom for you.
“I don’t think I made any massive mistakes, there were just little things here and there. It’s easy to say it was the pressure of the home crowd, but this is a very up and down sport and today I didn’t do enough.
“I have a couple of days to refocus before the C2 event and I have to try to pick things up.
“I’m not going to let any negativity get in the way of what is another great opportunity.” PHILLIPS IDOWU is on course to
be fit to compete at the Olympics, according to the Idowu BOA. – whose bid for triple jump glor
y begins next Tuesday – failed to travel training to a pr e-Games camp in Portugal, opting instead
to stay in the UK for treatment on a nerve and back. problem in his hip The BOA r esponded by r equesting
the medical records of the silver medallist from
Beijing. The 33-year-old eventually complied
on Thursday, despite reacting angrily to the intervention. BOA chef de mission Andy Hunt
said: “Our medical team are in discussions
with Phillips’ team, including his physio. “He is making good progress and,
right now, we expect him to compete.”
FIST CLASS: Murray salutes
his victory over Nieminen
GUTTED: David Florence