Canoeing: Hatton wins second gold

Teneale Hatton. Photo / Getty Images.
Teneale Hatton. Photo / Getty Images.

Three gold medals in 24 hours made for a bumper weekend for New Zealand canoeing at a World Cup regatta in the Czech Republic.

While Olympic and world champion Lisa Carrington followed her bronze in the K1 500m final with a gold in the 200m discipline, team mate Teneale Hatton went one better.

Hatton won two golds, over 1000m and 5000m on the Racice course.

The Queenstown-born, North Shore-based Hatton rounded off a fine regatta with victory in the longer, non-Olympic distance early today, clocking 22min 15.1s.

The defending world champion over the distance, she pipped Czech Republic paddler Anna Koviskova by less than a second, while Britain's Lani Belcher was third 6s back.

A day earlier Hatton had won the 1000m final, demonstrating New Zealand now have two kayakers in the highest class.

Carrington won her shorter final in 40.133s from France's Sarah Guyot, .695s back in second.

In other finals, the K4 500m women were seventh in their 500m final, whle the K4 men were ninth in their 1000m final; and Scott Bicknell and Andrew Roy were seventh in the K2 200m B final.

- NZ Herald

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