Published Friday 03 August 2012

Luuka Jones was disappointed with herself after finishing 14th in the women’s K1 canoe slalom at Lee Valley today.
Jones, 23, qualified 15th for the semi-finals, but found herself outgunned today.
She recorded a time of 121.4s, including four penalty seconds. The fastest of the semi-finalists was Pole Natalia Pacierpnik, with 107.9s.
“I didn’t feel I represented myself well here,” said the Bay of Plenty paddler. “I was capable of making the final, so it’s very disappointing.”
Jones was going quite well until she ran into trouble at gate No 9, which she hit. She resumed, but clearly lost a lot of her momentum.