26 Aug 2018

Three silvers for NZ at Canoe Sprint World Championships

9:18 am on 26 August 2018

New Zealand has won three silver medals in just an hour at the Canoe Sprint World Championships in Portugal.

Lisa Carrington and Caitlin Ryan

Lisa Carrington and Caitlin Ryan Photo: © Photosport Ltd 2017 © canoephotography.com / Balint Vekassy (ICF)

Lisa Carrington won silver in the K1 500m, finishing .73 of a second behind Hungarian Danuta Kozak.

Aimee Fisher and Kayla Imrie then claimed second in the K2 200m final, they were just .04 of a second behind Germany in the K2 200m final.

The third silver came when Carrington and Caitlin Ryan finished just .023 of a second behind Hungary in the K2 500m final.

Also competing for New Zealand, Gisborne's Quaid Thompson finished seventh in the K1 1000m semi-final in a time of 3:44.254.

Thompson returns tomorrow on the concluding day of action in Portugal in the K1 5000m.

KL2 200m silver medallist Scott Martlew return to the water today to take second in the B final of the men's VL3 200m in a time of 52.348.

The 25-year-old Para-canoiest from Christchurch finished 1.530 adrift of race winner Tomasz Mozdzierski.

Later today Carrington will compete in the heats of the women's K1 200m as she seeks a sixth straight world title in her pet event.

She will then team up with Ryan, Fisher and Imrie in the heats of the women's K4 500m, where they will be looking for a top three finish to automatically advance to the final.