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Jones through to slalom semis

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 18/06/2016

Luuka Jones has eased into the semi-finals at the canoe slalom World Cup in France, although fellow Olympian Mike Dawson has just missed the cut.

The Rio-bound pair, competing in their respective K1 events, are part of a nine-strong New Zealand team at Pau in the third World Cup event of the year.

Jones shrugged off a horror first heat to qualify with her second run, finishing sixth to comfortably make the top 10 and the semi-finals.

Dawson, who will be contesting his second Olympics after finishing 15th in London four years ago, narrowly missed out on the semis after finishing .45sec short of qualifying in his first run and picking up four penalties in his second.

Dawson, who skipped last week's World Cup event in Spain, had a disappointing last competitive outing, in the opening round in Italy where he again missed out on the semi-finals.

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