Canoeist Patrick O'Leary will take his place in KL3 200 metres final

Cork man finished third in his heat

BY Raf Diallo 15:35 Wednesday 14 September 2016, 15:35 14 Sep 2016

Canoeist Patrick O'Leary during the Irish Paralympic Team announcement for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games at City Hall in Dublin. Picture by: Brian Lawless / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Patrick O'Leary has qualified for the final of the KL3 200 metres in canoeing at the Rio Paralympic Games.

The Cork native sealed a third place finish in this afternoon's semi-finals to take his place in the medal race.

O'Leary finished in a time of 44.135.

It was a faster time than he set in the earlier heats, where he also finished third but in 45.977.

The 43-year-old's final will take place at 2.10pm Irish time on Thursday.

 

 

 

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