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Third gold for Carrington, bronze for K2

Author -  Karen Simpson

Lisa Carrington has embraced the lift in competition by winning her third world cup kayaking gold medal in two weeks in Germany overnight.

Third gold for Carrington, bronze for K2

Lisa Carrington has embraced the lift in competition by winning her third world cup kayaking gold medal in two weeks in Germany overnight. 2015 WC2lisa.jpg
Lisa Carrington has embraced the lift in competition by winning her third world cup kayaking gold medal in two weeks in Germany overnight.

The 25-year-old showed her winning habit is going to be hard to shake, fighting off Poland's Ewelina Wojnarowska to claim the K1 500m in 1min 50.199secs at the Duisburg venue. Carrington led by 0.35 at the halfway stage of the final but had to overcome a determined finish by her Polish rival to win, with Volha Khudzenka (Belarus) third.

"I'm really happy with the race itself because I could really work hard - the calibre this weekend was pretty high and the racing was strong so I really had to push it," Carrington said. "It's always nice to get the most out of myself."

Carrington didn't race the K1 200m this weekend - the event in which she's the defending world and Olympic champion - though she will attempt both distances again in Denmark next week at the final world cup.

2015 WC2 aimee kayla.jpgOnce again, she wasn't the only Kiwi female to shine, with Kayla Imrie and Aimee Fisher collecting bronze in the K2 200m in their first race together.

Imrie and Fisher finished the sprint in 38.819, easily within strike of winners Lani Belcher and Angela Hannah (Great Britain) and runner-ups Sabine Volz and Conny Wassmuth (Germany) who clocked 38.218 and 38.375 respectively.  The Kiwi pair are part of a new K4 combination, with the other two crew members - Caitlin Ryan and Jaimee Lovett - winning the B final of the K2 500m.

All four combined in the afternoon session to finish second in their K4 500m heat and progress directly into tonight's final, with Imrie explaining they had used their respective K2 races to hone their technique in the larger boat.

"We have really been aiming to fire up our starts by committing weight and power strokes in the first 25m of the race," Imrie said. "Both the K2 crews managed to do this today and we were able to execute the same thing in the K4 500m heat, which set us up for a great race."

2015 wc2 aime kayla podium.jpgAfter winning gold in Portugal last week, only the Belarus crew were able to match the Kiwis in their heat, finishing in 1:39.062 with New Zealand just 1.181secs behind. Germany and Poland fought out the second heat, with Lovett also relishing the sharp increase in the quality of the field from last week, heading into tonight's final.

"The pressure around the racing is definitely higher because the racing is a lot tighter," Lovett said. "Most of the crews from the final of last year's world championships will be racing the final so it will give us a really good opportunity to see how we go up against them and how we hold out under tight racing and a bit more pressure."

Marty McDowell was the other Kiwi in action overnight, finishing ninth in the B final of the K1 1000m in a time of 3:42.209.

There is LIVE coverage via the Youtube link below and also on the SKY Popup channel 57 commencing 7.35pm tonight.  Also SKY has replays Sunday morning from 9.00am on SKY Sport 3 and again on Monday at 8.30am.

LIVE coverage SUNDAY

LIVE RESULTS PAGE

WORLD CUP 2 - DUISBURG GERMANY

NZ RACE SCHEDULE & RESULTS

Friday 22 May

#Time
Ger
Time
NZ
RaceEventNameLaneProgression/Result
3609.057.05pmH2MK1 1000Marty McDowell6

6th in03:40.193 to semi

4309.517.51pmH2WK1 500Lisa Carrington31st in01:52.833 to semi
5611.059.05pmH1WK2 200Kayla Imrie
Aimee Fisher
71st in 38.588 to AF
6512.2610.26pmH2WK2 500Caitlin Ryan
Jaimee Lovett
82nd in 01:46.850, to semi
6914.2112.21amSemisMK1 1000Marty McDowell5th in 03:33.784 to B final
7314.5512.55amSemisWK1 500Lisa Carrington1st in01:50.199 to A final
8916.4002.40amSemisWK2 500Caitlin Ryan
Jaimee Lovett

4th in01:45.331, to B final

9217.1503.15amK1 200MK1 200Scott Bicknell96th in 37.159, out

Saturday 23 May 

#Time
Ger
Time
NZ
RaceEventNameLaneProgression/Result
10809.147.14pmBFMK1 1000Marty McDowell19th in 3.42.209
11610.308.30pmBFWK2 500Jaimee Lovett
Caitlin Ryan
41st in 1:46.844
12011.169.16pmAFWK1 500Lisa Carrington41st in 1.51.888
12311.399.39pmAFWK2 200Kayla Imrie
Aimee Fisher
53rd in 38.819
14916.2502.25amH1WK4 500Jaimee Lovett
Aimee Fisher
Caitlin Ryan
Kayla Imrie
6

2nd in 1:40.343

to A final

Sunday 24 May

#Time
Ger
Time
NZ
RaceEventNameLaneProgression/Result
18310.548.54pmAFWK4 500Jaimee Lovett
Aimee Fisher
Caitlin Ryan
Kayla Imrie
​5th in 1.34,861
18712.4610.46pmH2WK4 200Jaimee Lovett
Aimee Fisher
Caitlin Ryan
Kayla Imrie
41/3 to AF
4/7 + NBT to SF
rest out
19014.0512.05amSemiWK4 200"
20215.3501.35amAFWK4 200Jaimee Lovett
Aimee Fisher
Caitlin Ryan
Kayla Imrie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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