Canoeing World Cup Win for Lisa Carrington

World and Olympic K1 200m champion New Zealander Lisa Carrington, 26, has won the final of the sprint discipline of the opening cup regatta in Duisburg, Germany – her 12th successive victory in the event.

Carrington won the 200m crown in 38.880 seconds, .672s ahead of Azerbaijan’s Inna Osipenko-Rodomska, with Pole Marta Walczykiewicz third.

New Zealand had a double presence in the final, with promising 21-year-old Hawkes Bay paddler Aimee Fisher finishing eighth in 40.560.

Carrington will race both 200m-500m K1 distances in Rio, with the World Cup rounds an ideal chance to fine-tune preparation.

“The fields are super strong now and it’s always good to race these girls,” Tauranga-born Carrington said. “It’s really good practice, going through the nerves and the process of racing.”

Original article by David Leggat, New Zealand Herald, May 22, 2016.


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