David Florence British slalom star fails in mission to reach Olympic final

No go for Flo: British slalom star fails in mission to reach Olympic final

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13:28 GMT, 31 July 2012

Olympics 2012

Britain's David Florence crashed out of the canoe after finishing outside the cut-off for the final.

The 29-year-old from Aberdeen initially took sixth spot after going out eighth, but dropped down to tenth place and out of the competition.

The world No 1 and silver medallist from
Beijing had been in line for a medal but his time of 106.16 seconds,
which included two seconds, was not good enough.

Sinking feeling: Great Britain's David Florence was eliminated in Tuesday's battle

Sinking feeling: Great Britain's David Florence was eliminated in Tuesday's battle

Florence, nicknamed D-Flo, received huge cheers from the 12,000 capacity grandstand at Lee Valley white water centre as he powered his way down the 250 metre course.

He has another chance of a medal when he competes in the semi-final of the C2 – the two-man boat – on Thursday with team-mate Richard Hounslow.