Kiwi kayakers add more gold

The New Zealand women‘s kayaking team have added three gold medals to their collection at the second World Cup event of the year in Germany.

Aimee Fisher and Lisa Carrington of New Zealand racing in the final of the women‘s K2 200m event. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

After star paddler Lisa Carrington joined forces with Caitlin Ryan in the K2 500m on Sunday (NZ time), day two of finals in Duisburg finished with two more titles for the Kiwi contingent.

Carrington teamed up with Aimee Fisher to take out the K2 200m, while the pair combined with Ryan and Rebecca Cole to win gold in the K4 500m.

Kayla Imrie made the A final of the K1 200m, where she finished ninth.

The three golds come after the group won four titles at the opening World Cup event in Hungary last week.

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Carrington said it was satisfying to claim gold in the K4 500m final.

Poland had a fantastic charge through to the finish, and they definitely pushed us through to the end.

“It‘s so important for us to keep learning about our race in the K4. I think it is something we will be taking a lot from, so it‘s so important to have a race like today where we are pushed all the way.”

Meanwhile, Fisher was delighted to take out the K2 200m golf alongside Carrington.

“It was awesome, I think one of the coolest things about it was I just enjoyed it so much.

“On the start line my heart rate was going pretty wild, which I just haven‘t felt for a long time now, so it‘s cool to feel like I‘m back.”

The Kiwi team returns to New Zealand to continue preparations for the world championships.