OKLAHOMA CITY – The Road to Rio Tour was more like the river to Rio on Saturday.
Beautiful weather brought out some of America’s most promising 2016 Olympic Summer hopefuls to the new Oklahoma City Riversport Rapids near downtown.
The premiere white water rafting and kayaking facility is hosting the Road to Rio Tour in conjunction with the U.S.A. Olympic Team Trials in Canoe/Kayak and serves as the final opportunity for canoers and kayakers to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Oklahoma City is the permanent home for U.S.A. Canoe/Kayak.
Located on the Oklahoma River, the Oklahoma City National High Performance Center and Boathouse Foundation is one of the few sites in the nation to be named a U.S.A. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site.
Just as U.S.A. Canoe/Kayak does, U.S.A. Rowing frequently uses the training site to provide coaching, training, facilities and financial support for
Crowds of spectators enjoyed watching kayakers as well as basking in the warm sun.
The breeze kept most spectators cool and happy.
Even a couple of dogs enjoyed the fine weather and fun.
Some members of the NewsChannel 4 team also stopped by.
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