Dame Lisa Carrington underlined the Kiwi effort at the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships by adding a second gold medal to her campaign in Canada overnight.
Carrington took out the K1 200m, having dominated this event for over a decade now. This is Carrington’s eighth World title in the distance, to go along with her three consecutive Olympic gold medals.
Despite it being dropped as an Olympic event after Tokyo, it still holds a special place in Lisa’s heart.
“It’s just a pure expression of speed.
“I love getting out there and going as fast as you can,” Carrington said after the event.
Sunday’s effort secured adds a second gold in as many days, after taking home another 500m crown yesterday.
Carrington was back going fast just over an hour later, lining up with 21-year old Alicia Hoskin to contest the K2 500m A-Final.
The pair finished in 4th place, just 0.02 seconds off the podium, which bodes well for this new pairing at their first World Championship together.
That wraps up another busy World Championship Campaign for Carrington and the women’s squad, where they achieved two golds and two fourth placings.
Olympic K2 pair, Kurtis Imrie and Max Brown, who were 5th in the 1000m metre event in Tokyo, finished 9th in the B-Final of the K2 500m event.
Ashton Reiser pushed hard to close out a busy campaign, finishing 4th in the B-Final of the K1 200m event, while James Munro placed 16th in the K1 5000m final.
Check out the full results here.
Lisa Carrington | Gold – K1 200m and K1 500m
Scott Martlew | Bronze – KL2 200m