Schofield aiming for better start in K2 sprint final

Jon Schofield admits that he and Liam Heath need a faster start to challenge for gold in the K2 sprint.

Great Britain sprint canoeist Jon Schofield has admitted that he and teammate Liam Heath must get off to a better start if they are to beat the favourites Russia in the K2 sprint final.

Schofield and Heath finished second in their semi-final earlier today despite getting away slowly, and Schofield said that the GB team are aiming for a quicker start.

"The Russians are definitely one of the main crews to beat and they showed today that they were better than us today," Schofield told BBC Sport.

"We've got more in the tank and can't afford to give as much to those guys off the start so we're looking to get out faster.

"We're going to try to put the expectation out of our minds because tomorrow's a race that hasn't happened before. It's a clean slate and we just want to do our fastest race."

The final takes place tomorrow morning at Eton Dorney.

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