#Canoeing: Ireland’s Jenny Egan took a bronze medal in the K1 at the Canoe Marathon World Championships in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa. Lani Belcher, who competes for Britain, took gold at the head of a group of three which broke away from the rest of the field. Vanda Kiszli of Hungary took silver.
Egan’s World Championship medal capped a season in which she won gold and bronze in the K1 5,000 at canoe sprint World Cup events.
Rónán Ó Foghladha took fifth in the men’s junior K1.
Canoe Marathon World Championships, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (Irish interest)
Men - K1: 19 B Watkins 2:15.26; 24 P Egan 2:19.07. Junior: 5 R Foley 1:45.48.
Women – K1: 1 Britain (L Belcher) 2 hrs 5 min 04 seconds, 2 Hungary (V Kiszli) 2:05.10, 3 Ireland (J Egan) 2:05.39; 17 A Smith 2:17.20