#CANOEING: Jenny Egan qualified for tomorrow’s A Final of the K1 500 metres at the European Olympic Qualifier in sprint canoeing at Poznan in Poland today. A finish in the top two would send her to London.
Egan finished fifth in her heat this morning and thus needed to be in the top three in the semi-final: she took the third place by just under four tenths of a second from Portugal’s Joana Sousa. Neil Fleming, in the K1 1,000 metres, and the K2 200m crew of Sean Marchetti and Val Peirce missed out.
European Canoe Sprint Olympic Qualifier, Poznan, Poland (Irish interest)
K1 1,000m – Heat Three (1st to Final; rest to Semi-Final): 5 N Fleming 3:48.069. Semi-Final (1-3 to A Final): 5 Fleming 3:45.819
K2 200m – Heat One (1-3 to Final; 4-7 plus one best time to Semi-Final): 8 S Marchetti/V Peirce 36:549. Semi-Final (1-3 to Final): 8 Marchetti/Peirce 35.645.
K1 500 – Heat Two (1-3 to Final; 4-7 plus one best time to Semi-Final): 5 J Egan 2:02.124. Semi-Final (1-3 to A Final): 1 Norway (MV Larsen) 2:01.083, 2 Spain (M A Portela) 2:01.363, 3 Egan 2:02.215