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Hartley makes World Cup 500m final and 200m B final
- Updated: June 2, 2013
London Olympics bronze medallist Bridgitte Hartley failed to build on her impressive K1 500-metre semi-final at the World Cup in Poznan, Poland on Saturday, writes Mark Etheridge.
Hartley, competing in the third and final World Cup event, trailed in ninth and last in the final, after taking third in Friday’s semi-final.
She clocked 1min 59.476sec as Lisa Carrington, winner of Hartley’s semi-final, won the title in 1;50:988.
Later in the day Hartley raced the K1 200m title and ended seventh (45.223) in the first of three heats and went on to place seventh again the semi-final, improving her time to 44.787.
That saw her going through to the B final and she wrapped up her weekend’s racing in sixth spot in 46.261.
Hartley is playing catch-up in her season, having missed the first two World Cups in Hungary and Czech Republic due to a bout of chicken pox.