The golden glow is back on New Zealand’s Olympic campaign thanks to another fabulous canoe sprint triumph for Lisa Carrington on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time).
Smoke on the water and with a golden hue off it, Carrington is now a double Olympic champion in the fast and furious canoe sprint they call the K1 200m − and there was never really any doubt about it as she extended her unbeaten streak in the event at the global level to 13 regattas.
A great victory. I recall her first gold medal. I was at a packed bar in Martinborough watching her race and when she won the place went crazy.