Carrington, Taylor into 500m kayaking final

GREG FORD IN LONDON
Last updated 05:45 08/08/2012
Lisa Carrington and Erin Taylor
Reuters
PADDLE POWER: New Zealand K2 pair (centre) of Lisa Carrington (right) and Erin Taylor paddle between the Hungarian (front) and Belarus duos in the semifinals.

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New Zealand's K2 500m duo of Lisa Carrington and Erin Taylor will paddle for gold tomorrow night.

The pair finished fourth in their London Olympic semifinal late last night, good enough to make the medal race at Eton Dorney.

The lake has been a happy hunting ground for New Zealand at these Olympics but Carrington, considered a medal hope in the K1 200m, and Taylor appear to have their work cut out for them if they are to notch up a podium finish.

They were among the slowest qualifiers for the final dominated by European teams.

Meanwhile, New Zealand's Teneale Hatton missed out on the women's K1 500 final. Hatton finished fourth in her semi. She will paddle in the B-final and Steven Ferguson and Darryl Fitzgerald compete in tonight's K2 1000 final.

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