Egan is hoping for a timely boost

Egan is hoping for a timely boost

By Stephen Leonard

OLYMPIC hopeful Jenny Egan is hoping she can garner a timely boost ahead of her all-important European Olympic qualifier in Duisberg, Germany on May 18/19.

The Lucan canoeist travels to Nottingham this week, to compete over 200m and 500m in major international that will give her some indication of where she is at ahead of her bid to make the cut for Rio.

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“It’s my first race of the season so after all the preparation I’m hoping that I get a good feel for it and it would be great to get a good result” said Egan.

“I feel that my 500m has come on a lot as I focus on that and the 200m.

“I’ve gotten a lot stronger in the gym and so if I can get more power output then that will be better for me.
“I have good endurance so getting strong and having more power is going to help me” she insisted.

With only the top two in the 200m and 500m securing further passage to the Olympic Games, Egan knows she will have to be at her best in Germany.

Yet she has been training with some of the world’s top competitors, spending seven weeks in Florida ahead of her trip to Nottingham.

“It was a really good training camp” she told The Echo.

Following immediately after the Olympic qualifier in Duis-berg for Egan will be a World Cup meet at the same venue where she will compete over 200m, 500m and 5000m.

And a week later she travels to the Racice in the Czech Republic for the second World Cup meet after which the European Championships in Moscow will take centre stage at the end of June.

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