21 Aug 2016

Rio Olympics: Kiwi kayakers come fifth in final

5:33 am on 21 August 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics - The women's K4 kayaking crew of Aimee Fisher, Kayla Imrie, Caitlin Ryan and Jaimee Lovett have come fifth in their final at the Rio Olympics.

Womens K4 crew Aimee Fisher, Jaimee Lovett, Caitlin Ryan and Kayla Imrie in action at the Rio Olympics Games.

Womens K4 crew Aimee Fisher, Jaimee Lovett, Caitlin Ryan and Kayla Imrie in action at the Rio Olympics Games. Photo: PhotoSport

Hungary took the gold medal, while Germany was second.

The NZ team won their semi-final with ease and posted the second fastest time overall heading into tonight's final, just six hundredths of a second behind the Germans.

The quartet had previously won gold at the World Cup in Portugal and made the finals at the world championships in Milan.

In other events in Rio, Andrea Hewitt was the best of the New Zealanders in the womens triathlon in seventh place, while Nicky Samuels was 13th.

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