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Carrington caps successful world cup campaign

Author -  Karen Simpson

New Zealand's Lisa Carrington on her way to victory in the K1 200m final at the world cup regatta in Denmark overnight. Photo by Bailint Vekassy/Photosport

Carrington caps successful world cup campaign

New Zealand's Lisa Carrington on her way to victory in the K1 200m final at the world cup regatta in Denmark overnight. Photo by Bailint Vekassy/Photosport 2015 Lisa WC3 200m.jpg
Lisa Carrington capped a dream three weeks and asserted herself as one of the most dominant flatwater kayakers on the planet after another world cup gold medal-winning performance last night.

The 25-year-old New Zealand paddler romped home in the K1 200m on Lake Bagsvaerd near Copenhagen, finishing more than a second clear of Austrian Yvonne Schuring and Kazakhstani Inna Klinova.

It was her fifth title in the last three weeks of world cup competition, never losing a race across a variety of courses and conditions, and she heads home this week delighted with her progress.

"It just gives me a lot of confidence that what I'm doing is working well," Carrington said. "Obviously there's some things we can work on and it's great to race because then it exposes those things that aren't as good as they need to be. I'm not 100 percent sure what I need to do from now to world champs but we'll be working over the next few days to figure out what I can do and what I can figure out in the past that has worked."

Carrington clocked 40.928secs in the sprint final, with Schuring more than a full boat-length back in 42.240. Carrington also won the K1 500m earlier in the regatta.

Her successful campaign earns her a total of four days out of the boat, with a training session scheduled on Friday back in Auckland, before she begins preparations for August's world championships in Italy.

"This campaign has been pretty tough because it's been three weeks in a row. There's a lot I can learn and it's good for me to know I can back up racing week after week."

Carrington and Marty McDowell were the only New Zealanders to compete in the third world cup, with McDowell finishing eighth in the K1 1000m final. It added to the success of the K4 women's crew of Jaimee Lovett, Caitlin Ryan, Aimee Fisher and Kayla Imrie in the first two world cups, picking up gold, silver and bronze medals between them, while sprinter Scott Bicknell also notched a personal best.


Article Jamie Troughton, Dscribe Media,   Photo by Bailint Vekassy/Photosport

 


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