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Great Britain finishes 1-2 in canoe double

London, England (Sports Network) - British teams claimed gold and silver in the men's canoe double Thursday at the London Games, while France's Emilie Fer won gold in the women's kayak single.

Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott won the event with a total time of 106.41 seconds, becoming the first Brits to win Olympic gold in canoe/kayak slalom. Countrymen David Florence and Richard Hounslow finished just 0.36 seconds behind for the silver medal.

Florence earned his second Olympic medal, having also won silver in the canoe single four years ago in Beijing.

Slovakian twins Pavol and Peter Hochschorner, who had won the previous three gold medals in this event, finished 1.87 seconds behind Baillie and Stott for bronze.

Fer earned her first Olympic medal with a time of 105.90 seconds, finishing 0.61 seconds ahead of Australia's Jessica Fox. Maialen Chourraut of Spain earned bronze with a time of 106.87.

Stepanka Hilgertova of the Czech Republic finished 3.26 seconds behind Fer in fourth place. The 44-year-old Hilgertova, a two-time gold medalist in this event, beat Fox's mother -- bronze medalist Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi -- in the kayak single at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

08/02 12:04:55 ET

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