Para-athlete Scott Martlew finished third in the KL2 200m to secure Team New Zealand’s first medal at the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint and Para Canoe World Championships in Canada overnight.
Martlew, who finished 4th at the Tokyo Paralympics last year, went one better with an impressive effort in the Final.
Hot on the heels of Martlew’s bronze medal effort, Corbin Hart finished 5th in the KL3 200m A-Final, representing an outstanding World Championship debut.
Earlier, in the Men’s K4 500m, World Champs debutants Ben Duffy, Zach Ferkins, Hamish Legarth and James Munro finished 7th in their semifinal and will now race in the B-Final on Sunday morning.
Dame Lisa Carrington is into another two A-Finals, winning her K1 500m heat and then matching that result in the K2 500m semifinal with Alicia Hoskin.
Ashton Reiser raced in two semifinals on Day Three. An eighth-placed finish in the K1 200m semifinal sees Reiser into the C-Final, while he will line up in the B-Final in the K1 500m after finishing fourth in his semifinal.
James Munro pushed hard in his semifinal to finish fifth. The 25-year old will close out his first World Championships in the B-Final.
Dame Lisa Carrington is into another two A-Finals, winning her K1 500m heat and then matching that result in the K2 500m with Alicia Hoskin.
Check out the full results here.
Racing resumes at 1AM Sunday and will be live-streamed on ICF’s YouTube channel, Planet Canoe.
Kiwis racing on Day Four
1.44am | Men VL3 200m A-Final – Peter Cowan
2.10am | Women K4 500m A-Final – Olivia Brett, Lisa Carrington, Alicia Hoskin, Tara Vaughan
3.21am | Women K1 500m A-Final – Lisa Carrington
5.30am | Men K4 500m B-Final – Ben Duffy, Zach Ferkins, Hamish Legarth, James Munro
5.42am | Men K1 500m C-Final – Ashton Reiser
6.10am | Men K1 1000m B-Final – James Munro