Lisa Carrington of latest Zealand won two gold medals with a pair of easy victories in kayak sprint races Tuesday, and Cuba won a surprise gold within the men’s canoe double 1,000 at the ocean Forest Waterway.
Carrington came to Tokyo as a medal favorite in four events. She started by smashing the sector in her specialty, the only 200 that she has dominated at the Olympics and world championships since 2012.
About an hour later, she paired with Caitlin Regal for an additional victory within the double 500. Carrington is additionally scheduled to race the five hundred single and fours later in the week .
Carrington’s third consecutive Olympic gold within the 200 began with a run off of the beginning . She had a lead of half a ship length barely 50 meters into the race and cruised from there to beat Teresa Portela of Spain by 0.76 seconds. Portela’s silver at the age of 39 was her first medal in six Olympics.