NZ pair fade to seventh in K2 500m final

SIMON PLUMB IN LONDON
Last updated 22:02 09/08/2012

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Flatwater kayakers Lisa Carrington and Erin Taylor have finished seventh in the Olympic final of the K2 500m.

Carrington and Taylor were fifth at 250, but faded significantly in the second half of the race.

Gold was won by Germany's Franziska Weber and Tina Dietze.

Katalin Kovacs and Natasa Douchev-Janics claimed silver for Hungary while Polish pair Karolina Naja and Beata Mikolajczyk took bronze.

Meanwhile, New Zealand paddler Teneale Hatton was seventh in the K1 500m B final.

In her only Olympic event Hatton, 22, was almost four seconds down on Germany's Katrin Wagner-Augustin in a time of 1:56.103.

The A final and Olympic gold was won by Hungary's Danuta Kozak in 1:41.456.

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