The New Zealand Team have had a strong opening day at the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, Canada.
Overnight, Scott Martlew opened up the Kiwi campaign finishing 2nd in his KL2 500m heat behind Ukrainian Mykola Syniuk to advance directly into the A-Final on Friday.
On World Championship debut, Corbin Hart finished 3rd in his heat securing a place in the KL3 200m semifinals. Later on Wednesday, Hart placed second in his semifinal to advance to the A-Final.
The Women’s K4 500m, featuring Olivia Brett, Lisa Carrington, Alicia Hoskin and Tara Vaughan, were dominant in their heat, winning it to advance straight into the A-Final.
In the Men’s K4, World Championship debutants Ben Duffy, Hamish Legarth, James Munro and Zach Ferkins finished 6th in their heat and advanced to the semifinals.
Ashton Reiser is also into the semifinals, with a 6th-place finish in his K1 500m heat.
Lisa Carrington returned to the water in the late afternoon to win her K1 500m heat. An Olympic champion and two-time world champion in this event, Lisa advances to the semifinals and will set Day Two in motion with the K1 200m heats.
Lisa beat out the 2021 World Champion, fellow Kiwi Aimee Fisher, for the one national spot in the K1 500m World Championship event after an epic best of three race off at Lake Karapiro in April that gripped the nation.
To round out the first day of competition, James Munro qualified for the semifinals with a 6th-place finish in his heat.
Check out the full results here
Racing resumes at 12AM Friday and will be live streamed on ICF’s YouTube channel, Planet Canoe.
Kiwis racing on Day Two
12.05am | Women K1 200m Heat 2 – Lisa Carrington
12.30am | Men K1 200m Heat 1 – Ashton Reiser
1.20am | Men VL3 200m Heat 1 – Peter Cowan
5.42am | Women K2 500m Heat 3 – Lisa Carrington and Alicia Hoskin
6.00am | Men K2 500m Heat 3 – Max Brown and Kurtis Imrie
From 7.00am | Men VL3 200m semifinals