Carrington cruises into K1 200m final

SIMON PLUMB IN LONDON
Last updated 22:55 10/08/2012
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PADDLE POWER: Lisa Carrington celebrates her gold medal victory in the K1 200m kayaking final.

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Canoe sprinter Lisa Carrington has qualified fastest for the K1 200m final with an Olympic record.

The 2011 world champion won her semifinal by roughly a metre ahead of Spain's Teresa Portella Rivas in a time of 40.528.

Hungarian rival Natasa Douchev-Janics was the second fastest qualifier, .058 behind the New Zealander.

London 2012 is Carrington's first Games and she has been widely-tipped for a medal.
 
Earlier in the heats Carrington, 23, came in second just behind Douchev-Janics who set an Olympic record with 41.221.

This is the first time the women's 200m has been part of the Olympic roster.

Carrington burst onto the world scene last year when she claimed the world championships in Szeged, Hungary.

The final is at 9:14pm (NZT).

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