World Cup 1 Update

Lisa Carrington races to win in her semifinal in Germany. Image thanks to Jantex Portugal Facebook

In three challenges across three countries, the ICF World Cup is the biggest paddling series of the year.

Awarding the most consistent performers, points are accumulated over the three events, culminating in the crowning of the world champion. What’s more, the races are a fantastic prequel to the Olympics.

Competitors are the crème de la crème or international paddlers have qualified (or are in the last stages of qualifying) for the Rio Olympics 2016, which begins in August.

Last year, the new Nelo Cinco had just been released and the paddlers were just getting used to its groundbreaking design. This year we will really get to see what the boat is capable of in the hands of thoroughly trained athletes. It will be fantastic racing for sure.

How to follow the racing

Web based Live Streaming: The Canoe ICF will have live coverage of all races on You Tube and their website here

Sky TV – LIVE: From Thursday evening Sky TV will have live coverage on Sky Sport 4 from 8.40pm

CRNZ Website:  Race times, competitors and results as they come in click here

ICF Website: For more details about the racing visit the ICF Website here

 Racing Breakdown

The NZ Olympic Kayak Team

The NZ Olympic Kayak Team. Photo CRNZ

World Cup 1

20-22 May 2016, Duisburg, Germany

DAY 1 RESULTS

MARTY McDOWELL

Marty placed a strong 2nd in his Heat, leading for much of that race. In the Semi Final, Marty placed 4th against Denmark's René Holten Poulsen, who won in 3:35.848, with McDowell clocking 3:42.033. The other semi-final winners were Max Hoff (Germany), Serbian Dejan Pajic and Aleh Yurenia (Belarus).

AIMEE FISHER

Aimee was the surprise of the day, battling nerves to come 2nd in her heat. She came 2nd behind Lisa in the Semi Final, setting a personal best the fifth fastest qualifying time for the A final tomorrow.  

Fisher clocked 40.797secs in the semi-final, with Carrington's 40.200 comfortably the fastest time of the day.

"It was awesome to be able to line up with Lisa - it was just like being at home and I'm really looking forward to the final tomorrow to see how the Kiwi girls can go," a jubilant Fisher said. "Racing K1 has been so much fun. It was a massive experience and I'm also really looking forward to taking all that stuff I've learned into the K4 tomorrow."

LISA CARRINGTON

As expected, Lisa placed 1st in her heat, 1st in semi-final. She looked comfortable and in control, powering to the fastest qualifying time for the A Final.

 

DAY 2 SCHEDULE (NZ Times)

Saturday 21 May 2016

 

MARTY McDOWELL
K1 1000 C Final @ 9.11pm
K1 200 Heat @ 1.00am
K1 200 Semi Final @ 3.10am

 

AIMEE FISHER
A Final K1 200m @ 11.05pm 

 

LISA CARRINGTON
K1 500 Heat @ 1.35am
K1 500 Semi Final @ 3.35am

 

WOMEN'S K4
(Aimee, Caitlin, Kayla and Jaimee)
WK 4 500 Heat @ 2.50am
WK 4 500 Semi @ 4.35am

 

Marty and Lisa will skip the World Cup 2 events and depart straight for Portugal after racing. This gives them a good week of training before the World Cup 3 racing in Montemor.

World Cup 2

27-29 May 2016, Raçice, Czech Republic

The K4 Women race on Saturday afternoon in Race 103 at 16:10 or 104 at 16:16.

The final for the K4 500m will be on Sunday at 10:24

Race timetables and results on the Racice Race

World Cup 3

3-5 June 2016, Montemor, Portugal

With a week of training under their belts, Lisa and Marty will be amping to get back into the racing. Meanwhile the NZ K4 Women will be back at home in New Zealand focusing on their Olympic goals.

See the timetable, draw and results on the Canoe Sprint Portugal website here