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Martlew hunting final Paralympic spot

Author -  Karen Simpson

Christchurch paracanoeist Scott Martlew will open New Zealand's world championship campaign tonight. Photo by Jamie Troughton/Dscribe Media Services.

Martlew hunting final Paralympic spot

Christchurch paracanoeist Scott Martlew will open New Zealand's world championship campaign tonight. Photo by Jamie Troughton/Dscribe Media Services. scott martlew.jpg
Christchurch paddler Scott Martlew will open New Zealand's 2016 international kayaking campaign tonight, with a simple recipe needed to get him to the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics.

The 23-year-old is part of a seven-strong team competing in Duisburg, Germany, with the ICF Paracanoe World Championships held in conjunction with the first ICF World Cup of the season.

While teammates Lisa Carrington, Marty McDowell and the women's K4 have already qualified for Rio, Martlew needs to finish in the top-four of the KL3 division to win a spot.

"There are multiple country entries in Scott's division and there must be at least two continents represented in Rio so the permutations are a bit tricky," Martlew's coach Leigh Barker explained. "Basically Scott just needs to paddle fast - it's a pretty simple task and all he needs to focus on."

Martlew, who lost his left leg to a rugby injury in 2010, finished 10th at last year's world championships in Italy. The top six last year booked Paralympic spots at that event, while this week's championships will be the final chance to race in the sport that will make its debut at the Rio Games later this year.
Martlew has spent the majority of his training time in the Czech Republic, preparing for this week. The first seven paddlers from each of tonight's heats progress to tomorrow night's semifinals. The first two boats in each of the four semifinals - plus the fastest third-place finisher - will make Thursday's nine-boat A final.

McDowell and Carrington, meanwhile, will kick-start their World Cup campaign on Friday night (NZ time), with the women's K4 racing a day later.

World Cup 1 website

Paralympic Qualifier – Germany

*To qualify Scott must finish 5th or better in the A final (top 4 would be safer!)

Race No.

Event

Ger Time

NZ Time

Competitor

Result/Progression

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

12-16 (5H)

M KL3 200 heat

3.00-3.20pm

1.00-1.20am

Scott Martlew

1-7 + NBT to semi

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

43-47 (4S)

M KL3 200 semi

11.15-11.35am

1.15-1.35am

Scott Martlew

1-2+NBT to A final
3x3rd, 4x4th +2x5thBT to B final
2x5th + 4x6th +3NBT to C final

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

86

M KL3 200 B final

11.20am

9.20pm

 

 

87

MKL3 200 A final

11.25am

9.25pm

 

 

World Cup 1 - Germany

Race No.

Event

Ger Time

NZ Time

Competitor

Result/Progression

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

3-8 (6H)

MK1 1000 heat

8.44-9.19am

6.44-7.19pm

Marty McDowell

1-6 to semi

20-23 (4H)

WK1 200 heat

10.50-11.05am

8.50-9.05am

Lisa Carrington     Aimee Fisher

1-6 + 3NBT to semi

38-41 (4S)

MK1 1000 semi

2.07-2.28pm

12.07-12.28am

 

Marty McDowell

1-2+NBT to A final
3x3rd, 4x4th +2x5thBT to B final
2x5th + 4x6th +3NBT to C final

51-53 (3S)

WK1 200 semi

3.50-4.00pm

1.50-2.00am

Lisa Carrington      Aimee Fisher

1-3 to A final
4-6 to B final

Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

82 C

MK1 1000 C final

11.11am

9.11pm

 

 

83 B

MK1 1000 B final

11.18am

9.18pm

 

 

88 B

WK1 200 B final

11.55am

9.55pm

 

 

95 A

MK1 1000 A final

12.46pm

10.46pm

 

 

97 A

WK1 200 A final

1.05pm

11.05pm

 

 

103-107(5H)

MK1 200 heat

3.00-3.25pm

1.00-1.25am

Marty McDowell

1-7 + 3 NBT to semi

108-111 (4H)

WK1 500 heat

3.35-3.53pm

1.35-1.53am

Lisa Carrington

1-6 + 3NBT to semi

118-119 (2H)

WK4 500 heat

4.50-4.56pm

2.50-2.56am

J Lovett, A Fisher, C Ryan, K Imrie

1-3 to A final

4-7 +NBT to semi

120-123 (4S)

MK1 200 semi

5.10-5.25pm

3.10-3.25am

Marty McDowell

1-2+NBT to A final
3x3rd, 4x4th +2x5thBT to B final
2x5th + 4x6th +3NBT to C final

124-126 (3S)

WK1 500 semi

5.35-5.47pm

3.35-3.47am

Lisa Carrington

1-3 to A final
4-6 to B final

131 (1S)

WK4 500 semi

6.35pm

4.35am

J Lovett, A Fisher, C Ryan, K Imrie

1-3 to A final

Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

132 C

MK1 200 C final

8.30am

6.30pm

 

 

133 B

MK1 200 B final

8.35am

6.35pm

 

 

137 B

WK1 500 B final

9.12am

7.12pm

 

 

141 A

WK1 500 A final

10.39am

8.39pm

 

 

142 A

MK1 200 A final

10.45am

8.45pm

 

 

148 A

WK4 500 A final

11.53am

9.53pm

 

 

153-154 (2H)

WK4 200 heat

12.52-12.57pm

10.52-10.47pm

J Lovett, A Fisher, C Ryan, K Imrie

1-3 to A final

4-7 +NBT to semi

159 (1S)

WK4 200 semi

1.22pm

11.22pm

J Lovett, A Fisher, C Ryan, K Imrie

1-3 to A final

163 A

WK4 200 A final

2.45pm

12.45am

 

 

 


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