02:57PM, Tuesday 08 June 2021
Maidenhead’s Liam Heath has said it’s ‘full steam to Tokyo’ after finishing a very close second in the European Canoe Sprint Championships in Poznan, Poland this weekend.
The K1 200m final was decided by a photo finish, with Hungary’s Sandor Totka taking gold in a time of 35.385 seconds.
Great Britain’s Heath, the reigning Olympic and world champion, had to be content with silver in 35.407 with Sweden’s Petter Menning (35.537) taking bronze.
“It was a close finish, it’s really exciting when it’s tight like that,” said Heath, 36. “Now it’s full steam to Tokyo.”
Heath was looking to add a sixth European title to his list of achievements.
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