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Brits Win Overall Bronze at the World Rafting Championships

After another consistent international competition, the British women's rafting team finished in third place overall after adding another bronze medal to their haul in the final event of R4 World Championships in Rio Alumine - Neuquen, Argentina.

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Day Four - Downriver 

Having already collected medals in the slalom, head to head and sprint events, the team had a podium place in their sights at the start of the gruelling downriver. 

But it was the foursome from Japan who crossed the line first in 51:29.26, six seconds ahead of Czech Republic and 10 seconds ahead of the Brits with clear water to the rest of the field.

The downriver results saw Czech Republic take the overall gold medal with 882 points, ahead of Japan (853 points) who took silver and Great Britain (841 points) in bronze.

Great Britain's men's team had a consistent week and finished their campaign in sixth place overall after finishing in fifth place in the downriver.

The men's event was another fiercely run contest with the final placings split by mere seconds. Brazil took the top spot in 47:43.87 with the Brits just 15 seconds down.

Day Three - Slalom

The British women's rafting team went into day three top of the overall leaderboards having claimed a gold and silver so far during the Championships, and were in fine form going into the slalom racing.

Having two runs to put down their best time, the team put in a strong performance during run one of the event, but 75 penalty seconds put the themselves amongst the middle of the pack, meaning they had to put in quick time during the second run to get on the podium for the third time this week.

Demonstrating their consistent form from across the year, they did just that. A fantastic run by the four paddlers was a time unrivalled by another other on the course - quicker than eventual winners Czech Republic. However, 70 seconds worth of penalties meant the British team had to settle for a impressive bronze medal.

In the men's event, the team finished a brilliant seventh in what was a stacked line-up of rafting's best on the international scene. 

The men put some extremely consistent times across both runs, with 139.85 and 140.18. Unfortunately both runs saw penalty seconds picked up meaning the medals were just out of reach for the team, who were only a narrow nine seconds off the top three.

Day Two - Head to Head

After claiming their first medal during day one of the Championships, the women's team have added a gold medal to their collection, winning the head to head competition on day two.

Britain beat Japan in the final of the head to head competition by over two and a half seconds, adding to the gold medal the team won in the European Championships earlier in the year.

Meanwhile, in the men's competition, the team were knocked out in the quarter-finals after narrowly losing out to the Czech Republic. 

Britain had comfortably beaten the Netherlands during the round of 16 by 13 seconds, but they lost out to the eventual finalists, Czech Republic.

Day One - Sprint

Following huge success at the European Championships in June, where British teams claimed a total of 24 medals, the first day of the competition started exactly where they left the Europeans earlier in the year.

The first day of the competition saw the Open men's and women's teams head out for the first round of competitions, taking on the sprint race. 

Taking a medal earlier in the season at the European Championships, the women's team continued their form that saw them win an overall gold in June.

The team took back a silver medal after coming second with a time of 98.34, just 0.4 seconds behind the winners Russia, and 2.31 seconds ahead of third place finishers, Japan.

Meanwhile, in the men's sprint competition, the British side finished in seventh place in what was a closely contested race for the podium. Finishing with a time of 94.56, the men were just 2.82 seconds off top spot and under two seconds off a podium finish.