Olympics: Carrington's team advance to K-4 500m semis

1:41 pm on 6 August 2021

Olympic champion Lisa Carrington isn't finished yet, with the K4 team sealing their place in tomorrow's semi-finals by coming second in their heat.

New Zealand's Lisa Carrington wins the Women's Kayak single 200m Gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Canoe sprint at Sea Forest Waterway, Japan on 3 August 2021.

Photo: Photosport / Steve McArthur

Now the most successful Olympian in New Zealand history, Carrington and teammates Caitlin Regal, Teneale Hatton and Alicia Hoskin came second in their women's K-4 500m canoe sprint heat this afternoon.

The New Zealand team set the pace in the early stages and were leading at the 250m mark, before the Hungary team edged past them to take the win.

With the top two boats advancing from each heat, the kiwis have now avoided having to race in the quarter-finals later this afternoon.

Carrington became New Zealand's most successful Olympian yesterday after winning the K1 500m gold medal in Tokyo.

It was Carrington's third gold medal of the Games, having won the the K1 200 and K2 500.

She has now won five Olympic golds in her career - more thean any other sportsperson - and is also the first New Zealand woman to win three gold medals at one Olympics.

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