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Hartley makes inroads in K1 200m at World Champs
- Updated: August 21, 2015
Putting the disappointment of not making the K1 500-metre A Final behind her Bridgitte Hartley forged into the semi-finals of the K1 200m at the Canoe Sprint World Championships in Italy on Friday.
Hartley was paddling in the fourth of six heats and ended fifth in 43.409 seconds, 1.860sec behind winner Natalia Podolskaya of Russia.
The first six of each heat went through to the semi-finals.
Her time was 26th fastest of the 36 to progress, New Zealand’s Lisa Carrington quickest with 40.330.
Also in the K1 200m class, Hartley’s team-mate Chrisjan Coetzee qualified for his semi-final as he ended fifth in his heat. His time of 37.164 was 1.894 behind Belgium’s Maxime Beaumont in the list of qualifiers.
And in the C2 class Hosea Seleka and Phillemon Mahema were 19th fastest in the preliminary rounds with 44.796 and live to fight another day. However, they failed to progress in the C2 1000m distance.