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Canoe pair make a splash with Olympic gold

Gold Photo: Victor R. Caivano/AP/Press Association Images

Great Britain's Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie have won Olympic gold in the two-man canoe slalom. Britain's David Florence and Richard Hounslow won the silver medal.

Stott becomes the first of the region's athletes to win gold. They were cheered home in front of a jubilant home crowd at Lee Valley White Water Centre in Hertfordshire. The winning time was 106.41 seconds

Etienne learned to paddle on the River Great Ouse and is still a member of Bedford's Viking Kayak Club. Members of the club have been watching the medal run today.

The pair were hotly tipped for success having twice won bronze at the World Championships.

It followed hot on the heelsof another incredible Olympic performance from Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo.

He produced arguably the greatest performance of his career to defeat Ukraine's reigning world champion Ievgen Khytrov via a nail-biting judges' decision to move within one more win of a boxing medal.

Ogogo matched his illustrious opponent in a brutal, action-packed bout which had the capacity ExCeL crowd on their feet, then faced an agonising wait as the final score showed an 18-18 tie between the pair.

Even the countback system - in which the individual scores of all five judges are tallied together - yielded an amazing 52-52 tie, before the judges were required to pick a winner and the majority went with the Briton.

The Ukrainian team appealed the verdict, but it was unsuccessful.

And more Olympic success could be on the way later today as Victoria Pendleton goes in the Team Sprint at the Velodrome.

Pendleton from Stotfold, Bedfordshire competes this evening.

Olly Murs congratulates the gold medal winners Credit: Twitter

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