New Zealand win four medals at canoe sprint world championships as Lisa Carrington stars

STUFF – New Zealand’s paddlers have produced the country’s greatest medal haul from a canoe sprint world championship, with Lisa Carrington starring.

Carrington won four medals – two gold, a silver and a bronze – as the Kiwi team capped the 2017 world champs in the Czech Republic with bronze in the women’s K4 500 final.

An hour earlier, Carrington won individual gold in the K1 200 to maintain her stunning dominance in that event.

She then teamed up with Caitlin Ryan, Aimee Fisher and Kayla Imrie to finish close up in third spot in the K4 500 final behind winners Hungary and silver medallists Germany. Hungary’s winning time was one minute 29.784 seconds, with Germany 0.3s back and NZ another 0.13s behind the runners-up.

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New Zealand had won three world medals on three separate occasions; Paul MacDonald and Ian Ferguson picked up two golds and a silver in 1987, while Carrington and Teneale Hatton won two golds and a bronze in 2013 and two golds and a silver in 2014.

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