# EURO CANOE SPRINT: Ireland’s Andrzej Jezierski finished sixth in the A Final of the C1 (Canadian Canoe) 200 metres at the European Canoe Sprint Championships in Portugal. The Polish-born athlete was among the leaders early on, but was reeled in during the middle stages of the race, which was won by Jevgeni Shuklin of Lithuania. Jezierski was .955 of a second behind.
Earlier, Barry Watkins finished seventh in the men’s K1 (racing kayak) 500 metres. Watkins had also reached the A Final of the K1 1000m, where he finished eighth. Pat O’Leary, Ireland’s first paracanoeist to take part in an international championships, also made the A Final of the men’s K1 200m, finishing ninth.
Jenny Egan finished fifth in the women's K1 5,000 metres.
European Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Championships (Irish interest; selected results)
K1 1000m – A Final: 8 B Watkins 3:33.420.
C1 200m – Heat One: 2 A Jezierski 41.594.
Paracanoe – K1 200m - A Final: 9 P O'Leary.
K1 200m – Heat One: 9 J Egan 47.429
K1 500m – A Final: 7 B Watkins 1:44.421
C1 200m – A Final: 6 A Jezierski 42.631 seconds
K1 5000 - Final: 5 J Egan 23:13.753