Rio Olympics 2016: Liam Heath and Jon Schofield into 200m kayak final

Liam Heath and Jon Schofield
Heath and Schofield were third in 2012 as Russia's Yury Postrigay and Alexander Dyachenko took gold

Great Britain's Liam Heath and Jon Schofield qualified fastest for the Olympic 200m kayak sprint final.

Heath, on his 32nd birthday, and 31-year-old Schofield won their semi-final in 31.899 seconds to qualify for their second Olympic final in a row.

"We had a really good, solid run-out," said Heath, who partnered Schofield to bronze in the event at London 2012.

Britain's Rachel Cawthorn failed to reach the final of the K1 500m, finishing sixth in her semi-final.

The men's 200m final will begin at 13:40 BST on Thursday.

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