OLYMPIC FINALISTS: Alyssa Bull and Alyce Burnett.
OLYMPIC FINALISTS: Alyssa Bull and Alyce Burnett. Balint Vekassy

Coast kayakers finish eighth in final at Rio

CANOE: Sunshine Coast duo Alyce Burnett and Alyssa Bull have finished eighth in the women's K2 500 final at the Rio Olympics.

The pair produced a brave display but finished last, well off the pace set by the winning combination from Hungary, which pipped a pair from Germany.

That the duo reached the final was an achievement in itself.

They were both making their debut at an Olympics after causing somewhat of a surprise at the national selection trials.

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They edged through their heat at Rio before producing a strong semi-finals appearance to earn their spot in the decider.

"We were aiming for Tokyo (Olympics in 2020), so we didn't expect to be here," Bull had said prior to the big race.



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