Sawley’s Schofield secures Olympic Silver in Rio

Bronze medallists Britain's Liam Heath (R) and Jon Schofield stand on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's kayak double (K2) 200m final at the Eton Dorney during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 11, 2012.  REUTERS/Jim Young (BRITAIN  - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT CANOEING)
Bronze medallists Britain's Liam Heath (R) and Jon Schofield stand on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's kayak double (K2) 200m final at the Eton Dorney during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT CANOEING)

Sawley’s Jon Schofield has upgraded his bronze medal from London 2012 by securing an Olympic silver medal in the K2 200m sprint in Rio.

Schofield, along with K2 partner Liam Heath, had second spot snatched from their grasp on the line at Eton’s Lake Dorney four years ago by the fast-finishing Belarusians Raman Piatrushenka and Vadzim Makhneu.

However, it was their turn to edge the more prominent spot on the podium as they beat Lithuanian duo Aurimas Lankas and Edvinas Ramanauskas in a photo finish.

The Spanish crew of Saúl Craviotto and Cristian Toro were the golden pair as they triumphed in a time of 32.075.

Great Britain got up on the line to beat their rivals in a time of 32.368, less than 0.02 seconds ahead of Lithuania.

Hungary culminated the race in fourth, Germany in fifth while Serbia, France and Canada made up the remainder of the positions.