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Carrington solid in winning K1 500 semi

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 27/05/2017

Olympic champion sprint kayaker Lisa Carrington has powered back into single-boat racing with an encouraging semi-final win at the World Cup regatta in Hungary. © Getty Images Olympic champion sprint kayaker Lisa Carrington has powered back into single-boat racing with an encouraging semi-final win at the World Cup regatta in Hungary. Lisa Carrington has made a strong return to single-boat racing with a solid semi-final win in the K1 500m at the second World Cup regatta in Hungary.

Carrington opted to compete in team boats at the first World Cup event in Portugal last week, helping boost the New Zealand team to a record haul of four gold medals.

Despite contesting the K2 200m and 500m titles, along with the K4 500m last week, Carrington looked sharp in finishing second in her K1 500m heat in Szeged.

Hungary's Tamara Takacs won in a speedy 1min 49.024, with Carrington in second place .724sec back.

The Kiwi Olympic double gold medallist then stepped up to win her semi-final in 1:50.00, well ahead of second-placed Hungarian Ninetta Vad.

Carrington also combined with Caitlin Ryan to win their K2 500m heat in 1:42.034, more than a second ahead of German Olympic silver medallists Franziska Weber and Tina Dietze.

New Zealander Aimee Fisher also stepped up with an encouraging 39.051 heat win in the K1 200m.

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