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Gold for Jenny Egan at World Cup in Portugal

21st May 2017
Britain's Lizzie Broughton tries to catch Ireland's Jenny Egan in the K1 5,000 metre race at the World Cup in Portugal Britain's Lizzie Broughton tries to catch Ireland's Jenny Egan in the K1 5,000 metre race at the World Cup in Portugal Photo: Balint Vekassy/ICF

#Canoeing: Ireland’s Jenny Egan won the K1 5,000 metres at the first canoe sprint World Cup in Portugal today. The 30-year-old paddler had just .77 of a second to spare over Spain’s Estefania Fernandez after the long battle. Lizzie Broughton of Britain was third.

Canoe Sprint World Cup, Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal Day Two (Irish interest)

Women

K1 200 – A Final: 9 J Egan 42.743.

K1 5,000 – Final: 1 Ireland (J Egan) 22 mins 52.8 seconds, 2 Spain (E Fernandez) 22:53.57, 3 Britain (L Broughton) 22:56.98.

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