Adam Van Koeverden talks to Mark Oldershaw as the pair began their Olympic runs by advancing in their events at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Eton Dorney in London. August 6, 2012

Adam Van Koeverden talks to Mark Oldershaw as the pair began their Olympic runs by advancing in their events at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Eton Dorney in London. August 6, 2012

WINDSOR, ENGLAND— Oakville kayaker Adam van Koeverden advanced to the final of the K-1 1,000 metres in the Olympic kayaking competition.

The 30-year-old cruised to victory in his morning heat and semifinal at Eton Dorney. Van Koeverden, the current world champion, won his semi in three minutes 28.209 seconds.

The final is Wednesday.

Mark Oldershaw placed second in his semi-final race to advance to the final in the men's C-1 1000m.

Van Koeverden already has a gold, silver and bronze from the Olympics. He won gold and bronze, in the K-1 1,000 metres and K-1 500 metres, in Athens, and won silver in the K-1,000 in Beijing where he also finished eighth in the K-1 1,000.

Van Koeverden is just racing in the 1,000 as the 500 has been replaced by a 200-metre sprint.

Van Koeverden, dominated the opening heat of the day finishing in 3:28.697. It was the fastest time of the three heats.