Liam Heath: Briton completes Grand Slam by winning World Championship gold

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Heath wins gold at Canoe Sprint World Championships

Great Britain's Liam Heath completed a canoe sprint Grand Slam by winning gold at the World Championships in the Czech Republic.

The 33-year-old, who won the K1 200 event in Racice, holds Olympic, world and European titles simultaneously.

"It's incredible. The Grand Slam is the pinnacle and I've achieved everything I've wanted to," Heath told BBC Sport.

Rachel Cawthorn won bronze in the K1 1,000, and Hannah Brown and Angela Hannah did likewise in the K2 200.

In addition to Heath's triple crown, he also set the world leading time in K1 200 on his way to European gold in July in Bulgaria.

Canoe sprint does not have world records because of the changeable nature of conditions on the water.

Despite ticking off his list of goals, Heath still feels there is more to achieve.

"Straight off the back I'm like, 'I've done it now; let's see if I can do it again'," he said.

"But there are other disciplines to to keep me motivated, like the K4 500 or K1 500."

Cawthorn had also won European bronze earlier in the summer after moving up in distance from the K1 500.

"I was crying on the podium a little," said Cawthorn, "It's so cool - I didn't really see this one coming."

For Hannah and Brown, their K2 200 medal came despite this being their first year as a partnership.

"We knew we had it in us but we haven't had a lot of racing together to this bronze is as good as gold for us." said Hannah.

"I can't really believe we're standing here [as world bronze medallists]," added Brown.

"This is quite exciting and motivating for the future."

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