Olympics 2012

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Ed McKeever wins gold

Ed McKeever powers to gold Credit: PA

Ed McKeever powered to victory in the kayak sprint on the Eton Dorney Lake this morning. The 28 year old from Bradford-on-Avon has been dubbed the 'Usain Bolt of the water.' It meant Team GB got off to a glorious start on the last full day of Olympic competition.


Synchronized swimmers come sixth

Holding their breath - the team competing during the free routine final at the Aquatics Centre Credit: AP Photo/Mark J Terrill

Great Britain's synchronized swimming team have missed out on a medal in the free routine event. The eight-strong team, featuring Plymouth's Olivia Federicii and Katie Dawkins from Bristol, put in a decent performance. But defending champions Russia stole the show to take gold.


Wiltshire's Ed McKeever makes men's kayak final

Great Britain's Ed McKeever paddles in a men's kayak single 200m semi-final Credit: AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko

Wiltshire's Ed McKeever comfortably made it through to the final of the men's kayak 200metre final on Eton Dorney lake.

McKeever, who's from Bradford-on-Avon, led from start to finish to win his semi-final. The final takes place tomorrow morning.

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