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DAY ONE RESULTS: World Cup 2, 28 May 2016, Racice, Czech Republic

May 29, 2016

Gold for K2 Women!

K2 Women take gold in the 200m at Racice

Jamiee Lovett and Aimee Fisher absolutely smashed the competition in their K2 200m straight-final, winning in 37.835 seconds, over a second ahead of China (39.013 sec) and Argentina (39.902 sec).

Quick out of the blocks, the girls continued to gain metres over the race, easily leading the field all the way to the line. That said, China’s K2 Team had raced their K2 500m final only half an hour earlier, so it was an impressive effort to produce a solid performance.

Although the K2 200m is a not and Olympic event, the race offered a chance for the sportswomen to practice their mental toughness. Clearly the win will be a huge boost to the girls’ confidence going forward.

Watch the race replay here.

NZ K4 Women make A Final

K4 Women come second in their 500m Heat at Racice

The NZ K4 Women came second place in their heat, in a time of 1:37.834, just +1.866 behind the Ukrainian Women and (1:35.968) ahead of Germany (1:38.062).

They move to the A Final, Race 136, scheduled to be to be raced Sunday night at 8.24pm NZ Time (10.24am local time).

China won the second heat in 1:39.076, making the NZ team the second fastest qualifier.

How to watch the K4 500m Final

Live streaming on ICF You Tube Channel

SKY Sport Four from 19:30

Complete Start Lists and Live Results on ICF Website 
Includes recorded race times and photos of the finish.

Other great races from Day One

The Men's K1 1000m Final looked every bit like an Olympic final, with the top athletes battling it. The home favourite, Ukrainian Josef Dostal lead strongly to take gold, followed by Max Hoff and René Polsen.

The Women's K2 500m Final was extraordinary – first and second coming within a whisker of each other, too close to call by eye alone. The Ukrainian team of Inna Hryshchun and Anastasiia Todorova won in 1:42.550, with the German K2 Team of Tina Dietze and Franziska Weber just +0.050 behind! The Serbian women took third, with the second German K2 team a close forth. 

You can watch all the A Finals from Day One on the ICF You Tube Channel here.

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