Liam Heath is king of the sprint as he wins sprint canoeing gold

Sprint canoeist Liam Heath has powered his way to Olympic gold in the K1 200 metres in Rio.

(Mike Egerton/PA)
(Mike Egerton/PA)

The 32-year-old made it third time lucky after winning silver alongside Jon Schofield in the K2 200m, to go with his bronze in the same class from London 2012, as he swept past France's Maxime Beaumont in the closing stages to take victory at the picturesque Lagoa.

He crossed the line in 35.197 seconds, with the Frenchman 0.165secs behind.

All this medal-winning, and we're starting to wonder how we'll get them all home.

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