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“Alena Nazdrova successfully turned the tables on Russia’s Kseniia Kurach in the C1 500, reversing the result from the world championships 12 months ago. Nazdrova’s main focus is the C1 200, which will make its Olympic debut next year.

“I am not ready to be happy yet, because I have another race, and the next final must be good,” Nazdrova said.

“The 200 must be my focus. The Olympics is my target, because it is the first time women’s canoe will be in the Games and I want to be there.”

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