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Thank you to Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club for hosting the Sprint Nationals
The action didn’t stop when the flame went out at the Closing Ceremony in London. U.S athletes will be competing at three different canoe/kayak events this week.
“Our sport is analytical. You have to look at the water and look at the course and figure out the best way to do something.”
Tim Hornsby (Atlanta, Ga.) capped off his first Olympic Games with a 7th place finish in the K1 200m B Final Saturday at Eton Dorney. The finish was good for 15th overall when you factor in the eight participants in the A Final.
Tim Hornsby (Atlanta, Ga.) and Carrie Johnson (San Diego, Calif.) each placed 8th in their respective K1 200m Semifinal races Friday. Hornsby will advance to the Saturday’s B Final.
Three-time Olympian Carrie Johnson (San Diego, Calif.) started strong in her K1 500m Semifinal Tuesday, but faded and was unable to advance. She was the first to reach the 200-meter mark and the third to hit 250 meters. But she was passed by three additional paddlers for a 6th place finish.
USA Canoe/Kayak plans on expanding its Global Presence and Influence.
Rick is the newest member of USA C/K’s Board of Directors.
Penalties again were enough to prevent Women’s K1 Caroline Queen (Darnestown, Md.) and the Men’s Double Canoe tandem of Eric Hurd (Woodstock, Ga.) and Jeff Larimer (Marietta, Ga.) from advancing. Hurd and Larimer finished 12th and Queen 17th Monday to cap off a tough two days for the U.S. Olympic Slalom Team at the Lee Valley White Water Centre.
72 members of the 76-person Dragon Boat USA team hopped in the Schuylkill behind Manayunk Brewery for a three-day intensive training camp.
One penalty was enough to prevent both three-time Olympian Scott Parsons (Bethesda, Md.) and two-time Olympian Casey Eichfeld (Drums, Pa.) from reaching the Semifinals Sunday on a chilly, windy day in Waltham Cross.
The 2012 U.S. Olympic Canoe/Kayak Team will consist of seven athletes competing in seven events.
USA Canoe/Kayak announces Stein Jorgensen as the 2012 U.S. Olympic Sprint Team, pending final approval by U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun. The two-time U.S. Olympic kayaker will coach at his first Olympic Games in London. He coached the U.S. National Team during the 2008 and 2010 seasons and has served as 2012 Olympic nominee Carrie Johnson’s personal coach on and off since 2007. In London, he will oversee sprint kayakers Johnson and Tim Hornsby.