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Lisa Carrington takes gold

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Lisa Carrington takes gold

New Zealand canoeists enjoyed double golden delight on the final day of the world championships in Duisburg, Germany.

Defending Olympic K1 200m champion Lisa Carrington won her sprint final in a sizzling 39.522 seconds to follow team mate Teneale Hatton's victory in the K1 5000m marathon two and a half hours earlier.

For Bay of Plenty paddler Carrington it reinforced her standing as the best female sprint racer in the sport.

She won the world gold in 2011 and backed that with her win at the London Olympics last year.

It also came a day after winning the bronze medal in the K1 500m discipline, which she has picked up with conspicuous success this year.

Carrington won five of the six World Cup titles over the two distances this year.

Last night's win was by just .190s over Poland's Marta Walczykiewicz with Slovenia's Spela Ponomarenko Janic third in 39.951.

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