Defending world champion Teneale Hatton produced New Zealand's third medal at the opening world cup canoeing regatta of the year in Milan early today.
Hatton took silver in the K1 5000m final, clocking 23min 34.967s, to finish behind Italian Stefania Cicali, who recorded 23:28.235. Hungary's Flora Nagy was third in 23: 39.895.
Hatton's performance followed the double gold won by Olympic champion Lisa Carrington in the K1 500m and 200m finals.
There were a creditable performance from the new K4 500m women's quartet of Hatton, Jamie Lovett, Aimee Fisher and Caitlin Ryan, who were fifth in 1:37.562, 1.97s behind winners China.
The men's K4 1000m team of Zac Quickenden, Jarrod and Darryl Fitzgerald and Martyn McDowell were sixth in their A final, in 3:02.344. Spain won gold in 2:53.376.
The second world cup is in Racice, Czech Republic, starting on May 15.