Canoeing: Lisa Carrington wins sixth straight world title

  • 27/08/2018
Lisa Carrington.
Lisa Carrington. Photo credit: Supplied

Lisa Carrington has won her six successive K1 200m crown at this year’s Canoe Sprint World Championships in Portugal on Monday (NZ time).

Carrington blitzed the field with an impressive time of 38.821s, finishing 1.727s ahead of Denmark’s Emma Jorgensen.

It continues an outstanding run of dominance in the K1 200 class for Carrington, who has now won every major final in the discipline dating back to 2011.

It was the 29-year-old's fourth medal at the current world champs, adding to the three silvers she'd won.

In total, the New Zealand team completed their best haul at the worlds with six medals.

Carrington captured silver in the K1 500 on Sunday (NZ time) and the same colour medal in the K2 500, with crewmate Caitlin Ryan.

She claimed her third silver in the women's K4 500m final with Ryan, Kayla Imrie and Aimee Fisher.

Imrie and Fisher won New Zealand's other silver in the K2 200 final.

Para-canoeist Scott Martlew also claimed silver in the final of the men's KL2 200m, with a time of 42.360s, which was 0.625s back from Australian Curtis McGrath.