Behind reigning World Champs, Clint Robinson and Nathan Baggaley proved their worth with a silver medal
Nathan Baggaley, just crowned silver medallist in the K1 500m, took to the ice bath after his medal presentation and then sprinted down the course to join Clint Robinson for the final of the K2 500m.
Putting history on the line, the Australian duo flew home in the final metres to grab silver but were well behind gold medallists and World Champions Ronald Rauhe and Tim Wieskoetter of Germany.
Robinson and Baggaley edged past Raman Piatrushenka and Vadzim Makhneu of Belarus who took bronze and several other boats as they came from fifth to grab the silver.
In a photo finish, the Australian crew edged out Belarus for second place, less than a second behind gold medallists Ronald Rauhe and Tim Wieskoetter of Germany.
The German crew recorded a time of 1:27.040 mins while the Australians finished in 1:27.920 mins.
While Baggaley now has two Silver medals to his name, Robinson is the only Australia Kayaker to have a complete Olympic set. Gold in 1992, Bronze in 1996 and Silver in Athens.
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