Trials and tribulations in K1W semi-finals

Excitement at Lee Valley in the K1W semi-finals with ups, down and with plenty of penalties. Natalia Pacierpnik from Poland is the winner of the semi-final with a time of 107.79 with a two second penalty. None of the ladies really nailed the course and so the Gold medalist will need to pull out something exceptional. Four World Champions make it through to the K1W finals: Chourraut; Dukatova; Kuhnle and Schornberg. Junior World Champion, Jessica Fox from Australia and double Olympic Champion, Stepanka Hilgertova from Czech Republic are also through to the final later Thursday afternoon. There is everything to play for.

Further disappointment for Great Britain with the usually smooth and clean Lizzie Neave picking up 6 seconds of penalties and failing to qualify among the ten boats for the final.

Remaining qualifiers for final are: Emilie Fer from France, Marta Kharitonova from Russia and Hannah Craig from Ireland.

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