Deborah Kerr’s Olympic dream is over after impressive sprint kayaking debut
Deborah Kerr’s Olympic run is over after she failed to advance to the semi-finals of the K1 500m sprint this morning.
The 23-year-old Motherwell was still against him as only two qualified for each of the four semi-finals, such was the entry for the 500m event.
Kerr finished seventh with a time of 1: 55.955, who, despite a strong performance, was a little behind pace, but impressed on his Olympic debut, reaching the semi-finals and the “A” final. from the K1 200m earlier in the week.
She said: “I definitely entered this race considering it my final which is why I didn’t feel so nervous.
“Going to the ‘A’ final of the 200 seemed like such a bonus earlier in the week.
“I was a little late today, but some of the girls who made it to the ‘B’ final would normally be in the ‘A’ final, so that shows how high the standard is here.
“I felt great there. There is a learning about how to approach this race. Running everyday so far you start to struggle towards the end so a little more has done me good .
“But I’m happy with what I did, and I can be really happy with myself.
“I will look back on those Olympics with fond memories.
“I didn’t expect to be here and I said at the start of the year Tokyo would be a bonus, so to get to an ‘A’ final in the 200 and be in the mix in the 500, I could ‘t ask for much more.
“It’s only from here.”
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