Egan wins bronze medal at Worlds

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Sports - LIAM GORMAN

Jenny Egan took a bronze medal for Ire­land in the K1 5,000 me­tres at the ca­noe sprint World Cham­pi­onships in Por­tu­gal. It was the first medal at this World Cham­pi­onships for the Ire­land pad­dler.

Egan fin­ished third be­hind Bri­tain’s Lizzie Broughton and Maryna Litvinchuk, after an ex­tra­or­di­nary fight­back. “I didn’t get a good start and I fell back to 15th.

“I made my way up through the groups, chas­ing, chas­ing, chas­ing,” she said. She fi­nally caught up to the top three and held her po­si­tion.

Egan took a bronze medal at the ca­noe marathon World Cham­pi­onships last year. She is stay­ing in Por­tu­gal, as next up for her is this year’s event, which starts next month.

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