07 Dec 2021

Kildare's Jenny Egan out of luck in bid for Olympic qualification

Heartbreak for Salmon Leap canoeist

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Jenny Egan

Kildare canoeist Jenny Egan has failed in her bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

The Salmon Leap athlete earned a last chance when she qualified for this morning's final of the K1 200m in Russia.

However, with just one place up for grabs, Egan finished well behind winner Natalia Podolskaia of Russia.

The popular canoeist booked her place in the final of the K1 200m final on Thursday  in the Russian city of Barnaul.

The 34-year-old finished third in her semi-final, in 43.682 (Sweden’s Moa Wikberg won it in 42.737), to reach the final of the global Olympic qualification event. Egan had earlier finished third in her heat in a time of 45.278.

Egan missed out on Tokyo qualification at last week’s European qualifiers in Hungary in both the K1 200m and 500m .

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