Canoe: Clarke revels in British weather in Rio slalom

Canoe: Clarke revels in British weather in Rio slalom

Canoe: Clarke revels in British weather in Rio slalom

Dark clouds and drizzle were just what Britain's Joseph Clarke needed to make him feel at home and win gold, his nation's second in Rio, on the frothy whitewater of Rio's K-1 slalom course on Wednesday.

Clarke was a promising young talent before he finally made his mark on the senior worldwide stage in 2014 when he won a silver medal in K1 at a World Cup event.

Typically in the tight canoe community, they were his friends, so he wasn't wishing them ill luck, but he admitted to being nervous while waiting in his kayak the finish area.

Clarke celebrates his triumph in Rio
Clarke celebrates his triumph in Rio

He won his first senior class medal in 2014, claiming a silver at the European Championships.

"For it to all to come together on the day - for sure I've had some luck, but you need a bit of luck in this sport to excel and that's come today". It was the first Olympic medals for all three, and only the second gold in canoe slalom for Britain.

I'm the new kid on the block and probably the most excited by it.

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Friday night: Showers and thunderstorms are likely, with a 70 percent chance of precipitation and a low about 73. Thursday and Friday should be drier as Atlantic high pressure system builds back into the southeast.

"I don't know what I did to deserve that but I obviously did something right along the way".

He tried to join his local club but was told he was "too young" but kept pushing until he was allowed to join when he was 11.

Clarke said that he had stuck to the same game plan which had seen him ease through to the final in third place.

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"I went out on that final run, laid it all on the line, put my all out there and that was enough to come away with the Olympic gold medal", said Clarke.

"It's enabled me to do what I did today".

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