Jenny Egan misses out on Olympic canoe sprint spot

Irish paddler finished eighth in her semi-final in Hungary

Jenny Egan missed out on Olympic qualification in Hungary. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Jenny Egan missed out on Olympic qualification in Hungary. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

 

Jenny Egan’s final chance of qualifying her boat for the Tokyo Olympics at the canoe sprint World Championships evaporated as she finished eighth in her semi-final of the K1 500 metres in Szeged, Hungary today.

The Ireland paddler would have had to make the top three to qualify for the A Final, but she was not in contention for those spots from early in the race.

Egan had earlier finished sixth in the C Final of the K1 200m, another Olympic boat, 24th overall. She has a good record in the K1 5,000 metres, a non-Olympic event in which she will compete on Sunday.

Barry Watkins’ bid to qualify a boat for Tokyo also came up short. He finished ninth in his B Final of the men’s K1 1,000 metres, 18th overall. He will go in the men’s K1 5,000m.

Canoe Sprint World Championships, Szeged, Hungary

Men

K1 1,000m - B Final: 9 B Watkins 3:47.24

Women

K1 200m - C Final: 6 J Egan 6:43.49

K1 500m Semi-Final (First Three to A Final; 4-6 to B Final; 7-9 to C Final): 8 Egan 2:00.01.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.