Olympic silver medallist Richard Hounslow spoke to Nina Hossain about funding after it was revealed that canoeing would get an extra £2.93m to allow the squad to prepare for the next Olympics.
London-born canoeist Richard Hounslow will make another attempt at Olympic success later, after crashing out of the kayak competition yesterday.
He's taking part in the men's doubles this afternoon. The semi-finals are due to begin at 13:30.
“I’m feeling really excited, our training is tapering off now so I’m starting to feel a lot fresher. We’re just fine-tuning really, the hard work has been done so we’re all just getting ready to compete now.
“I think the atmosphere her is going to be amazing. We were here when the Olympic Torch went down the course and that was great fun, we had about 2,000 people here and when each of us was introduced to the crowd we got a big cheer, and that was pretty amazing.
“This is without a doubt the highlight of my career so far. I’m very lucky that this is my first Olympic Games and and also a home Games as well. Even if it turns out to be my only Olympics I’m just so proud that I’ll be able to compete in front of a home crowd, with my friends and family watching.”
Canoeist Richard Hounslow, from Harrow, has officially qualified for the GB London 2012 team. Richard will make Olympic history by competing in the K1 (single-man kayak) and C2 (two-man canoe) categories. Sally Williams reports.