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March 6, 2021
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Pacific Paddlers Miss Out on Semi Final Spot at World Champs

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Pacific representative paddlers missed out on securing a semi-final spot at the World Canoe Slalom Championships in London.

Cook Islands rep, Bryden Nicholas and Fiji’s Daniel Tuiraviravi will have another opportunity to qualify at the 2016 Oceania Championships; however, both of the paddlers are assured of participating at the Rio Olympics given each country’s ability to enter one man and one woman for competition.

Tuiraviravi came 80th in the K1 men’s first round heat in a time of 105.11 seconds and Nicholas came out at 99th place with 147.67 seconds.

The World Canoe Slalom Championships is the world’s largest canoeing event, outside of the Olympics. This year’s event has seen 300 of the world’s best paddlers representing 55 countries take on the technically challenging course at London’s Lee Valley White Water Centre.

World Champions will be crowned in five disciplines, with paddlers vying to also qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

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