25 Aug 2017

Carrington off to a flyer at world champs

8:27 am on 25 August 2017

The double Rio Olympic medallist Lisa Carrington and her K2 500 partner Caitlin Ryan have made a fast start at the world kayaking champs in Racice in the Czech Republic.

New Zealand's Lisa Carrington in the womens K1 200m, Rio Olympics Games 2016, Rio de Janeiro.

New Zealand's Lisa Carrington competing earlier this week in the womens K1 200m. Photo: Photosport

They've comfortably won their heat to go straight through to the final.

It was a doubly important win in the fastest time of the day managing to beat the highly-rated Germans while also meaning Carrington avoided a semifinal race to add to her already busy schedule.

Carrington also got her K1 500m title defence off to a solid start finishing second in both her heat and semi-final to advance to the final.