17 Sep 2015

Sport: Cooks paddler Ella Nicholas misses semis at World Champs

11:45 am on 17 September 2015

Cook Islands paddler Ella Nicholas has missed out on a semi final spot at the World Canoe Slalom Championships in London.

The 24 year old was 51st in the K1 first round with a time of 115.25 seconds.

She improved to 23rd in the repecharge race with a time of 101.77 seconds but only the top ten progressed to the next round.

Nicholas will have another chance to qualify directly for the Rio Olympics at next year's Oceania Championships but is already assured a spot in Brazil as the sole Cook Islands female paddler.

Her brother Bryden Nicholas and Fiji's Daniel Tuiraviravi will contest the men's K1 heats on Friday.

Cook Islands canoe slalom paddler Ella Nicholas.

Cook Islands canoe slalom paddler Ella Nicholas. Photo: AFP