Jenny Egan has put herself in position to challenge for an Olympic spot after reaching the K1 200m final at the European canoe-kayak sprint qualifier in Hungary today.
Kayaker Egan was second in her afternoon heat in a time of 42.87secs and then third in the subsequent semi-final in 44.85.
The Dubliner, a world championship bronze medallist at long distance (5,000m) in 2018, will qualify for Tokyo if she can finish in the top two in Thursday evening's final (6.32pm).
Great racing!! ???? Jenny Egan is through to tomorrows 200m final! There are 2 Olympic nation spots up for grabs in the final so it's all to play for ?????? pic.twitter.com/pCrT2EwaFw— Canoeing Ireland (@CanoeingIreland) May 12, 2021
Already qualified Canoe Slalom racer Liam Jegou will compete in the C1 category at the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre in Tokyo.