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.