Canoeing: Jenny Egan qualifies for World Cup final

She is into the final of the K1 200 metres after taking third place in semi-final on Saturday

Jenny Egan is set to compete in two finals at the first canoe sprint World Cup in Portugal.

The 30-year-old Ireland paddler qualified for the final of the K1 200 metres by taking third in her semi-final.

On Friday she had missed out on a place in the final of the K1 500 by just one tenth of a second. However, she will have two finals on Sunday, as she will also compete in the K1 5,000.

Egan came very close to taking a place at the past two Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro and London. The World Cup in Montemor-O-Velho is the first in a series.

Liam Gorman

Liam Gorman

Liam Gorman is a contributor to The Irish Times specialising in rowing