26 Aug 2017

More success for Carrington at world champs

8:22 am on 26 August 2017

Double Rio Olympic medallist Lisa Carrington has qualified for her third final at the world kayaking championships 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

Carrington and her K4 500 teammates, Caitlin Ryan, Kayla Imrie and Aimee Fisher finished fastest in their heat overnight to automatically qualify for the final.

"I've got an amazing group of girls behind me, they just make my job super easy," Carrington said.

"It's just an awesome team effort. It's so nice with the work that we've done that we are able to show it today.

"We've obviously put high expectations on ourselves, so we just want to go out there and execute what we think we can do."

The New Zealanders, minus Carrington, finished fifth at last year's Olympics, and Imrie said the improvement is a reward for effort.

"There's been a lot of work that we've put into it," she said.

Carrington continued her busy program with another win in her heat of the K1 200, her time of 40.222 the quickest in the four preliminary races.

She'll race three times on Saturday night, the K1 500 final is at 8.41pm NZT and K2 500m at 9.47pm NZT, and a K1 200m semifinal, from 1.44am Sunday NZT.