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Canoe/Kayak

Rami Zur and Carrie Johnson Through to 500m Semis

Aug. 19, 2008, 9:05 a.m. (ET)

Rami Zur (Costa Mesa, Calif.) placed third in his heat to advance to the semifinals in the men's 500m single kayak (K-1 500m) in competition at the Shunyi Rowing-Canoeing Park Tuesday afternoon. Zur had a time of 1:39.037, which was 0.641 behind the heat's winner, Michael Kolganov of Israel.

The semifinals will be run beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 21.

Carrie Johnson (San Diego, Calif.) advanced to the semifinals in the women's single kayak 500m event in competition at the Shunyi Rowing-Canoeing Park Tuesday afternoon. She placed fourth in her heat with a time of 1:50.221, 1.357 seconds off the pace of heat winner Josefa Idem of Italy, who went straight through to the final with a time of 1:48.864.

The semifinals will be held on Thursday, August 21, beginning at 4:20 p.m.

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