Canoeing: Dame Lisa Carrington secures second straight victory over Aimee Fisher to seal New Zealand's K1 500m world championship spot

Dame Lisa Carrington will represent New Zealand at the canoe sprint world championships, defeating rival Aimee Fisher in the women's K1 500m at the national championships on Saturday morning.

Following Friday's victory at Lake Karapiro, Saturday saw Carrington take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the best-of-three contest.

Carrington bettered her time from Friday's win by more than a second, crossing the finish line in 1 min 48.04 seconds - while Fisher also went faster than she did in race one. 

The win confirms Carrington as New Zealand's sole entrant at this year's world championships, to be held in Germany in August. 

Carrington boasts an incredible world championships record across both the K1 500 and K1 200.

Across both disciplines, the 33-year-old has 11 gold medals, three silvers and one bronze, to go with another gold in the K2 500 and silver in the K2 500 and K4 500, and another bronze in the K4 500. 

Two of those golds came last year, in the K1 200 and K1 500 respectively, after Carrington also defeated Fisher last year to secure her status as New Zealand's premier canoe sprinter.

On top of her success at the world championships, Carrington is also New Zealand's most decorated Olympian, with five gold medals and one bronze, won in three Games since 2012. 

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