British Olympic canoeists qualify to keep their places

LONDON: The five British canoeists selected for the postponed Tokyo Olympics will keep their places on the team for next year's rescheduled event, British Rafting he said Thursday.

Liam Heath, who won silver at the K1 200m in Rio in 2016, will compete in his third Olympics.

Four already selected canoe slalomists: Mallory franklin , Kimberley woods , Adam Burgess , and Bradley Forbes-Cryans, will make their Olympic debut.

"I am pleased that British Rafting has decided to reconfirm the nomination to the BOA of the five athletes previously selected to represent Team GB at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games," David Joy, CEO of British Rafting said in a statement.

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This decision is in line with our policies and values. The athletes were selected for the Tokyo Olympics, through a transparent and results-oriented process, and it is correct that their selections be maintained.

This year's Olympics were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic that has so far infected nearly 1.5 million people worldwide.