Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun Age: 27 (Meng Guanliang) Height: 1.82m Weight: 88 Kg Event: Men's Flatwater Canoe C2 500m Age: 20 (Yang Wenjun) Height: 1.77m Weight: 77Kg Event: Men's Flatwater Canoe C2 500m Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun couldn't believe they had made history in a sport where China are not considered world-beaters. 'We were so overjoyed when we found out we won gold,' said Meng, who then announced his retirement. 'This is just a perfect ending. We trained so hard and we raced so hard. We really thought we missed out on a medal. Imagine our feeling when we found out we won. Never did we expect to cross the finishing line first. It was so close and we expected the worst.' Yang said: 'I am so happy we have won. We never expected to get such a good result.'