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Kayakers take ‘little steps’ to Games
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Australian kayakers Jo Brigden-Jones and Naomi Flood are already hard at work mapping out their path to a place at the Rio Olympics next year.

Australian kayakers Jo Brigden-Jones and Naomi Flood are already hard at work mapping out their path to a place at the Rio Olympics next year.

Both have have taken the first of many of what Brigden-Jones calls “little steps” in the Grand Prix 2 event at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, taking out the K2 500 final. The win follows her victory in the K1 500 event on Friday.

Brigden-Jones and Flood were kept honest in the final, with Queensland pairing Alyce Burnett and Alyssa Bull pushing the world championship finalists all the way.

In the end the more experienced duo prevailed by just 0.21 seconds, winning in 1:45.07.

Bridgen-Jones says now is the time to begin her planning for a good showing at the Olympics.

“You definitely have to start planning for Rio now in this season and what events you want to target and where you want to focus your training and attention on what boat,” Brigden-Jones said.

“It is always in the back of our minds and there is so many little steps to get there so I think you have to get every little step right before you can start imagining yourself in Rio.”

The 26-year-old London Olympian says she has no specific events in mind for Rio – yet.

“I am not sure yet, but definitely K2 (500) is a focus and then I guess anything after that is a bonus,” she said.

“We will just see how it pans out and see how the qualification spots pan out at worlds this year.”

Source: Nine MSN

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