Friday, June 10, 2011

Canoeist is Sports Woman of the Month

Irish canoeist Jenny Egan won the monthly sports award for her silver medal at the 5,000m sprint canoe K1 at a World Cup in May. Egan already holds a silver from the 2005 World Junior Marathon Championships, and silver from the 5,000m at the Senior Sprint Canoe World Cup last year, only losing out by six seconds to Hungarian Renata Csay - ouch. For the record keepers among you, that the first medal for an Irish female sprint canoeist.

Her training session was described in one of the Irish papers as: 'training twice a day, doing 'three paddling sessions, three gym sessions, three swims and three runs every week'" That would be while completing an Athletic Therapy and Training course at university.

Jenny Egan pic Irish Canoe Union
Every month the The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council 'Sportswoman of the Month' goes to a woman who has gone above and beyond in her commitment to her chosen sport.

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