3 Aug 2012

No canoe slalom final for Jones

6:43 am on 3 August 2012

Luuka Jones is disappointed after finishing 14th in the Olympic women's K1 canoe slalom on Thursday, as she believes she was capable of making the final.

Jones, 23, from Bay of Plenty, qualified 15th for the semi-finals, but found herself outgunned, recording a time of 121.4s, including four penalty seconds.

Jones lost some of her momentum when she hit gate No 9.

The fastest of the semi-finalists was Natalia Pacierpnik, of Poland with 107.9s.