Britain’s McKeever Wins Gold in 200-Meter Canoe Sprint

Posted August 11th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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The British trainee accountant who has been nicknamed “Usain Bolt on Water” powered to his way to gold Saturday at the inaugural men's 200-meter K-1 canoe sprint regatta at the Olympic Games.

Ed McKeever justified his nickname by sprinting to victory in just over 36 seconds. Saul Craviotto Rivero of Spain won the silver. Canada's Mark de Jonge earned the bronze.

Meanwhile, the real Usain Bolt and his fellow Jamaicans are set to compete Saturday at the London Games in the men's 4×100 relays against a tough U.S. squad anchored by 100-meter bronze medalist Justin Gatlin. Bolt has already won gold medals in the 100 meter and 200 meter sprints.

Sunday is the last day of the Games. The closing day celebration will be an homage to British pop music, including such artists as the Spice Girls, Annie Lennox and George Michael.