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Florence takes aim for two medals

EUROPEAN CANOE SLALOM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Venue: Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham Dates: 28-31 May Coverage: Saturday - 1300-1415 BST, BBC One; Sunday - 1400-1515 BST, BBC Two

David Florence
Florence claimed silver in the C1 in Beijing

Olympic silver medallist David Florence will become the first slalom canoeist to compete in two international events, at this month's European Championships.

Florence, 26, who has his sights on two medals at London 2012, will compete in the canoe single and double (with Richard Hounslow) in Nottingham.

But Olympian Fiona Pennie misses out on a kayak single place after finishing fourth in the weekend qualifying event.

Campbell Walsh gets a chance to defend his European crown in the kayak single.

The squad named on Wednesday is expected to compete throughout the season, culminating with the World Championships in Spain in September.

606: DEBATE

GB canoe slalom squad:

Men's K1 (kayak single): Campbell Walsh, Huw Swetnam, Richard Hounslow

Women's K1: Lizzie Neave, Louise Donnington, Laura Blakeman

Men's C1 (canoe single): David Florence, Mark Proctor, Dan Goddard

Men's C2 (canoe double): Tim Baillie / Etienne Stott, David Florence / Richard Hounslow, Dan Goddard / Colin Radmore

Forthcoming events:

European Championships, Nottingham, 28-31 May

World Cup 1, Pau, France, 27-28 June

World Cup 2, Bratislava, Slovakia 4-5 July

World Cup 3, Augsburg, Germany, 11-12 July

World Championships, La Seu d'Urgell, Spain, 8-13 September

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see also
GB's Florence claims canoe silver
12 Aug 08 |  Canoeing
Pennie crashes out of K1 slalom
13 Aug 08 |  Canoeing
Canoeing tips
04 Aug 08 |  Canoeing


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