21 May 2013

Carrington wins again

11:39 am on 21 May 2013

Olympic champion Lisa Carrington has taken another step towards becoming an allround contender in the sport after picking up two titles at the second round of the Canoe Sprint World Cup in the Czech Republic.

A day after winning the K1 500, Carrington has won her favoured K1 200 event for the second straight week.

The K1 500 victory was her first major title over the longer distance.

The 500-strong field was a bit lighter than last week's first World Cup regatta where she finished 10th. However coach Gordon Walker says it is an encouraging win.

Teneale Hatton and Rachael Dodwell were ninth in the K2 200, Hatton was then fourth in the K1 5000 and Ben Fouhy 13th in the men's K1 5000.

The third World Cup is in Poland at the end of the month.