#CANOEING: Eoin Rheinisch qualified for the Olympic Games with a fault-free round in the K1 (racing kayak) at the European Championships in Augsburg in Germany today. The Kildare man, who finished 4th at the Beijing Olympics, took 12th place with a run of 98.38 seconds in the semi-final. It gave him the first of two places available to boats from countries not already qualified; Croatia’s Dinko Mulic took the second by finishing 17th. Ireland’s Ciaran Heurteau finished 20th.
European Canoe Slalom Championships, Augsburg, Germany
Men – K1 (racing kayak) Semi-Final (first two countries not already qualified for Olympic Games qualify)
1 Germany (H Aigner) 93.99; 12 Ireland (E Rheinisch) 98.38; 17 Croatia (D Mulic) 100.42; 20 Ireland (C Heurteau) 100.20; 21 Slovakia (J Sajdibor) 100.27.