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Result: David Florence, Richard Hounslow clinch C2 silver in Rio

Great Britain's David Florence and Richard Hounslow claim silver in the men's C2 category at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Great Britain have won the silver medal in the men's C2 final at the Rio Olympics.

David Florence and Richard Hounslow matched their second-place finish from the London Games four years ago, only missing out to Slovakian pair Ladislav Skantar and Peter Skantar.

The British duo looked to be on course for gold towards the final third of the route, but they lost a lead of more than a second to narrowly miss out on the top prize.

The medal comes just two days after Joe Clarke's gold in the K1 category, and three days after Florence had suffered a disappointing 10th-place finish in the C1 final.

France completed the podium as the last boat down, knocking Germany out of the bronze medal position at the death.

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David Florence in action in the Men's Canoe race during the GB Canoe Slalom 2015 UK Championships Selection Trials at Lee Valley White Water Centre on April 5, 2015
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Thursday's key events

· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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