Bridgitte Hartley (SASPA)
Cape Town - South
African canoeist, Bridgitte Hartley, has ended her Rio Olympic campaign
with an eighth place finish in the consolation final of the Women's
kayak single 500 metre sprint.
A bronze medalist in this event four years ago in London, Hartley
failed to reach the same heights in Rio as she missed out on the final
after a fifth place finish in her semi-final.
Hartley recorded a time of 2m01.89s in the B final, finishing over 3
seconds behind Britain's Rachel Cawthorn who claimed seventh place.
Russia's Elena Anyushina recorded victory in the consolation final with a time of 1m57.20s.
In the main final, Hungary's Danuta Kozak took the gold medal ahead
of second-placed Dane Emma Jorgensen and New Zealand's Lisa Carrington,
who claimed the bronze.