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Silver medallist Jones gets more support

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 3/11/2016

Olympic canoe slalom silver medallist Luuka Jones will have specialised coaching support leading up to the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

High Performance Sport New Zealand is advertising for a coach to work on "targeted Olympic campaigns" and towards other pinnacle events.

A spokesman said the coach will have a consultancy role with HPSNZ and Canoe Slalom NZ and will focus primarily on supporting Jones, 28, who became New Zealand's first medallist in the event at Rio in August.

The three-time Olympian has been based for several years in Nottingham, paddling full-time against international rivals.

The coach will split time between Europe and New Zealand, where the role will include technical coaching to the country's most promising paddlers.

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