A FANTASTIC first run from canoe-slalom duo Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott has seen them into the semi-finals of the C2 category.
They upstaged GB team-mates David Florence and Richard Hounslow, as the Viking Kayak Club member and his partner from Aberdeen clocked 100.44secs in their first run which was eventually good enough for fourth overall.
The pair finished 3.46secs behind French pacesetters Gauthier Klauss and Matthieu Peche, with Solakian duo Pavol Hochschorner and Peter Hochschorner second and Chinese pair Minghai Hu and Junrong Shu third.
Bedfordian Stott, 33, will next be in action at Lee Valley in the semi-finals on Thursday.
The crews will only have one run with the top six qualifying for the final later that day.