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.