Team GB’s Deborah Kerr finishes eighth in the women’s kayak singles 200m final on her Olympics debut… as dominant New Zealand star Lisa Carrington claims a THIRD successive gold medal in the event
Deborah Kerr’s whirlwind Olympics debut has come to an end after finishing eighth in the women’s kayak singles 200m final in Tokyo on Tuesday.
The Team GB star qualified for the final after an impressive performance at Sea Forest Waterway in the semis, but she couldn’t quite keep up the pace as New Zealand star Lisa Carrington made history.
Carrington won a third consecutive Olympics title in Tokyo in emphatic style – having won in the inaugural K1 200m in London before reigning supreme once more in Tokyo.
Lisa Carrington clinched a third straight Olympic title in the K1 200m women’s final in Tokyo
Team GB’s Deborah Kerr couldn’t quite keep up with the pace in the final in Tokyo on Tuesday
Carrington’s time of 38.12 seconds was a new Olympic record, with Spain’s Teresa Portela taking silver and Denmark’s Emma Jorgensen finishing third.
Kerr was drawn next to Carrington in lane six for the final. Remarkably, since 2011, the New Zealand has remained undefeated in the 200m format.
And Tuesday’s victory means she is the first ever New Zealand athlete ever to win three successive Olympic gold medals in the same event.
Carrington’s time of 38.12 seconds in Tokyo on Tuesday was a new Olympic record
Earlier in the day, Kerr had booked her place in the final after finishing second in the semis