Rest day in Ukraine

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The World Championship contenders take a well-earned rest today, with the qualification races all finished. The program for the remainder of the week is listed below:

Wed August 22
Middle Distance Final
Thurs August 23 Long Distance Final
Sat August 25 Relay
Sun August 26 Sprint Final

All races start at 9:30 am local time, or 4:30pm AEST and can be expected to finish at 8:00 pm AEST.

Tomorrows Middle Distance Final represents a great opportunity for Australia with all three women qualifying. Jo Allison (start time 10:07 local time or 5:07pm AEST) and Grace Elson (10:11, 5:11 AEST) both had solid qualifying runs, while reigning World Sprint Champion, Hanny Allston finished 2nd in her heat and starts at 10:51 (5:51pm AEST).  In the men’s race, Julian Dent is in great form — he qualified 3rd in his heat and will start at 12:29 (7:29pm AEST).

Stay tuned to the Aussie Team Blog for more insights into the team. In the event of patchy internet coverage from Ukraine we will endeavour to post updates on the OA website.