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The GB Paracanoe team announced are: Jeanette Chippington, Robert Oliver, Emma Wiggs, Ian Marsden, Anne Dickens and Nick Beighton
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The British Paralympic Association (BPA) today announced the six athletes selected to represent ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016 in the sport of Paracanoe, set to feature on the Paralympic programme for the very first time this September. The team announced were:…
McNally Impresses at Wildwater World Championships
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#Canoeing: Odhrán McNally finished eighth in the K1 men's sprint final at the ICF Wildwater World Championships on the Vrbas river, Banja Luka, Bosnia. The 19 year old was competing in his first senior wildwater Competition. He placed 17th out of…
Jenny Egan with her gold medal from the World Cup in Portugal. Margaret Hogan of the US took silver and Melanie Gebhardt of Germany bronze.
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#Canoeing: Jenny Egan won a gold medal at the canoe sprint World Cup in Montemor-o-Velho in Portugal today. In a sprint to the line in strong winds Egan had .99 of a second to spare over Margaret Hogan of the…
Silver Medal for Jenny Egan at Canoe Sprint World Cup
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#Canoeing: Jenny Egan took silver at the canoe sprint World Cup in Racice in the Czech Republic today. The Ireland competitor was a close second to Lani Belcher of Britain, who took the gold, and just ahead of Irene Burgo…
Paddle Your Way To The Blueway 10k This Summer
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#Blueway10k - Blueway 10k aims to take all the hassle out of paddling activity whether kayaking or canoeing, allowing people quick and easy access to the water. It's a fantastic way to get fit, meet new people and learn great…
Egan Seventh in Second Olympic Qualifier Final
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#Canoeing: Jenny Egan finished seventh in her K1 200m final at the canoe sprint European Olympic Qualifier in Duisburg in Germany today. Germany and Sweden secured the top two spots, and with them places at the Olympic Games in Rio…
O'Leary Qualifies for Paralympic Games at World Championships
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#Canoeing: Patrick O’Leary won his B Final at Paracanoe World Championships in Duisburg this morning, placing 10th overall in KL3 200 and qualifying for the Paralympic Games. The Irishman, who was very close to taking an A Final place, beat…
Fitzsimon Fourth in Final of Olympic Qualifier
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#Canoeing: Michael Fitzsimon finished fourth in the final of the K1 1,000 at the canoe sprint European Olympic Qualifier in Duisburg in Germany this morning. The perfomance was another step up for the man who has been competing as an…
Egan's First Olympic Qualification Bid Comes Up Short
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan finished eighth in the final of the K1 500 at the canoe sprint European Olympic Qualifier at Duisburg this morning, outside the places which would have qualified her for a place at the Olympic Games in Rio…
Jenny Egan in action at the Liffey Descent.
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Ireland brought their tally of finals reached to four at the canoe sprint European Olympic Qualifier in Duisburg today. Jenny Egan made her way to a second final – the K1 200 – and Tom Brennan for the men’s…
Fitzsimon Wins Semi-Final at Olympic Qualifier
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#Canoeing: Michael Fitzsimon won his semi-final of the men’s K1 1,000 metres to reach the A Final at the canoe sprint European Olympic Qualifier in Duisburg in Germany. The under-23 competitor can qualify for the Olympic Games if he finishes…
Jenny Egan in A Final at Olympic Qualifiers
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan qualified for the A Final of her top event, the K1 500 metres, at the canoe sprint European Olympic Qualifier in Duisburg in Germany today. She finished third in her semi-final. A top-two place in the final…
O'Leary Pipped for World Championships A Final Place
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Patrick O’Leary set a new personal best for the second sucessive day, but just missed out on a place in the A Final at the Paracanoe World Championships in Duisburg in Germany this morning. The 43-year-old Irishman finished third…
Jegou Gives Best But Misses Olympic Qualification
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Liam Jegou finished 19th in the semi-finals of the canoe slalom European Championships this morning. Jegou came down the course at Liptovsky Mikulas in Slovakia in 105.02 seconds. He had touches on gates one, nine and 20, thus…
No Joy for Craig at European Championships
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Hannah Craig’s chances of Olympic qualification disappeared as the K1 competitor failed to make the semi-finals of the canoe slalom European Championships in Slovakia. The Antrim woman, who had finished 10th in London in 2012, negotiated the course in…
Heurteau Misses Chance of Olympic Qualification
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Ciarán Heurteau finished 16th in his second run of the K1 at the European Championships in Slovakia and missed out on a place in the semi-final, and the possibility of claiming a place at the Olympics. Heurteau had a…

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