Cooks paddler Ella Nicholas misses semis at World Champs

first_imgThe 24 year old was 51st in the K1 first round with a time of 115.25 seconds.She improved to 23rd in the repecharge race with a time of 101.77 seconds but only the top ten progressed to the next round.Nicholas will have another chance to qualify directly for the Rio Olympics at next year’s Oceania Championships but is already assured a spot in Brazil as the sole Cook Islands female paddler.Her brother Bryden Nicholas and Fiji’s Daniel Tuiraviravi will contest the men’s K1 heats on Friday.last_img read more