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British canoeist to use mosquito net in Rio Olympics

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Published on 6 May 2016 8:25 AM GMT

British canoeist to use mosquito net in Rio Olympics
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London: In a bid to save self from the dreaded Zika virus, British slalom canoeist Fiona Pennie will fit a mosquito net to her boat between races.

Pennie will contest the K1 kayak event at the state-of-the-art Deodoro Whitewater Stadium in the hills above Rio. She has already trained on the course several times during the scorching Brazilian summer with no problems.

“We have got the water readings from Rio and compared them to here in London and it is totally fine but I have got a mosquito net across my boat so that when I'm not in it between sessions I know they'll not be any mosquitoes in my boat when I get back," Pennie said.

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