Kayaking: Sprint star strikes gold again

Lisa Carrington. Photo / File
Lisa Carrington. Photo / File

Kiwi Olympic gold medallist Lisa Carrington again demonstrated her fondness for that particular colour, taking out the K1 500 at the second World Cup regatta in the Czech Republic last night.

Carrington, who won the K1 200 at the London Olympics, showed her versatility by winning an event she is merely testing out as an extra challenge.

It's fair to say the tests are going rather well and after taking out the B final at the opening World Cup regatta in Hungary earlier this month, Carrington went one better in Racice.

After winning the fastest semifinal to earn the top lane, Carrington blitzed the field in 1m 48.55s, winning by more than two seconds. She will attempt to make it a golden double in her favoured sprint event, with the heats raced overnight.

Carrington's feats went unmatched by the two other Kiwi crews who made A finals, with Ben Fouhy finishing seventh in the K1 1000, and Teneale Hatton and Rachael Dodwell also crossing the line in seventh in the K2 500.

It was still an impressive performance from the newly-formed women's crew, racing together this season for the first time after Hatton went to the London Olympics in a solo boat.

- APNZ

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