Our Tokyo Olympians led the charge on another strong day at the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint and Para Canoe World Championships in Canada overnight.
Like the Tokyo Games last year, Carrington is competing in four events during these World Champs.
Dame Lisa Thee Olympic gold medalist and seven-time World Champion in the K1 200m, was first up in the heats and led the race from start to finish, ending the heats as the only athlete in the field to go under 40 seconds.
With another busy schedule, Carrington advances directly to the A-Final, rather than making her way through the semifinals.
K2 Olympic pair Max Brown and Kurtis Imrie, 5th in Tokyo a year ago, finished 5th in their 500m heat and will battle it out for a spot in the finals tomorrow.
A few hours later, Lisa Carrington was back in the boat with fellow Tokyo Olympian Alicia Hoskin in the Women’s K2 500m event. They finished 2nd in their heat behind the strong German Pair and will also race for a berth in the finals on Day Three.
Lisa and Alicia claimed a bronze medal in the event at the World Cup in Hungary earlier this year.
In the Men’s K1 200m heats, Ashton Reiser finished 5th and advanced to the semifinals on Friday. Reiser is also in the K1 500m semifinals.
Para athlete Peter Cowan is through to the A Final of the VL3 200m event after a strong semifinal where he claimed 3rd in a photo finish. Earlier on Day Two, Cowan finished fourth in his heat.
Check out the full results here
Racing resumes at 1AM Saturday and will be live-streamed on ICF’s YouTube channel, Planet Canoe.
Kiwis racing on Day Three
1.27am | Men K4 500m Semifinal 2 – Ben Duffy, Zach Ferkins, Hamish Legarth, James Munro
2.03am | Men K1 500m Semifinal 3 – Ashton Reiser
2.36am | Men KL2 200m A-Final – Scott Martlew
2.52am | Men KL3 200m A-Final – Corbin Hart
3.15am | Women K1 500m Semifinal 1 – Lisa Carrington
4.04am | Men K1 1000m Semifinal 3 – James Munro
5.55am | Men K1 200m Semifinal 2 – Ashton Reiser
7.12am | Women K2 500m Semifinal 2 – Lisa Carrington and Alicia Hoskin
7.30am | Men K2 500m Semifinal 3 – Max Brown and Kurtis Imrie