#Canoeing: Barry Watkins qualified for the B Final of the men’s K1 1,000 metres at the canoe sprint World Championships in Szeged in Hungary. He finished sixth in his semi-final. He had earlier finished sixth in the B Final of the K1 500 metres (15th overall).
Jenny Egan qualified for Saturday’s semi-final of the K1 500 metres, taking fourth in her heat. This class is effectively the one remaining chance of Ireland qualifying a boat for the Olympic Games from the World Championships.
Egan took eighth in the semi-final of the K1 200m, slotting into the C Final for places 19 to 27.
Canoe Sprint World Championships, Szeged, Hungary, Day Three (Irish interest)
K1 1,000m – Semi-Final (First Three to A Final; 4-6 to B Final; 7-9 to C Final): 6 B Watkins 3:30.89
K1 500m – B Final (places 10 to 18): 6 B Watkins 1 min 40.25 sec
K1 200m – Semi-Final Three (First Three to A Final; 4-6 to B Final; 7-9 to C Final): 8 J Egan 41.03.
K1 500m – Heat Three: 4 Egan 1:53.54