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Jenny Egan takes gold in Portugal

Canoeing Ireland’s Jenny Egan has won Gold in the K1 5000m’s at the ICF World Cup in Portugal in a time of 23:31:480. In a sprint to the line in strong winds Egan had .99 of a second to spare over Margaret Hogan of the United States. Melanie Gebhardt of Germany took the bronze. Egan also reached the A Final of the K1 500 metres.

This follows her silver for Ireland at the canoe sprint World Cup in Racice in the Czech Republic at the end of May.

It has been a good week for the Salmon Leap paddler, who missed out on Olympic qualification for Rio. Jenny will now look forward to the European Championships in Moscow on the final weekend of June.

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