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Hendrick takes canoe silver at Youth Olympics

Updated: Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 15:17 | Comments

Robert Hendrick on his way to winning silver at the Youth Olympics Robert Hendrick (R) with coach Eoin Rheinisch
Robert Hendrick on his way to winning silver at the Youth Olympics Robert Hendrick (R) with coach Eoin Rheinisch

Team Ireland's Robert Hendrick has taken silver in the C1 men’s canoe at the Nanjing Youth Olympics.

After winning his semi-final comfortably, Hendrick was up against the much-fancied French paddler Lucas Roisin. In a very close race, gold and silver were decided by 0.8 seconds.

Hendrick is a member of Canoeing Ireland’s slalom team, who are coached by three-time Olympian Eoin Rheinisch

Speaking after the event, Hendrick said: “I gave it everything I had. I am delighted to have taken a silver medal. My training this year has been geared towards peaking at Nanjing, this is a dream come true."

Karl Dunne of Canoeing Ireland commented: “Canoeing Ireland are delighted for Robert.

"This Youth Olympic medal, added to the silver medal won by Liam Jegou at the Junior World Championships, has capped off a great year for our junior slalom athletes and will inspire them to more success in the coming years."

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