Lisa Carrington outclassed the opposition in the second day of racing at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Portugal.
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Serious competition could not outshine Lisa in the Senior Women’s K1 200m. Quick out of the blocks, she was lead all the way, finishing in 40.556sec, just 0.495sec off her World Championship time (40.06sec) despite a mild headwind.
Marta Walczykicz was right on her tail, with fire in her eyes, finishing just 0.664 behind Lisa – it was enough to make any kiwi spectator nervous!
The win is Lisa's 13th consecutive major title, which bodes well for the upcoming Rio Olympics.
Watch the live stream of the WK1 200m A Final on You Tube
Lisa completely dominated her K1 500m Heat, racing ahead to win in 02:00.348 sec. No doubt spurred by second placing in Duisburg, Lisa looked focused and unstoppable, beating her nearest rival, Ana Lehaci of Austria, by almost 2 seconds. Third was Jennifer Egan of Ireland.
Watch the live stream of the WK1 500m 1st Heat on You Tube
There is some really good footage of Lisa’s start so this link is definitely worth a look.
Lisa goes straight to the A Final and is easily the fastest qualifier. The Final A K1 Senior Women 500m (Race 80) will be raced at 10:39:00 local time (21:39 NZT).
Day Three Sunday Morning Live Stream on You Tube.
Outclassed on the day by a killer field, Marty finished 9th place in 3:44.004. The Czech Team dominated the field, with Josef DOSTÁL placing first (3:31.564) and Jakub ŠPICAR second (03:32.672). Home favourite Fernando PIMENTA was third (3:32.804).
Marty did not race in the MK1 500m.
For full results visit the Canoe Sprint Portugal Website timetable and results page
Scott Martlew has competed his Rio Paralympic Dream with an eighth place finish in the A Final.