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Lisa Carrington on track for double gold in Rio

Olympic champion Lisa Carrington is on track for two medals at the Rio Olympics in 2016 but she isn't getting too far ahead of herself.

The 2012 London Olympic gold medallist in the women's K1 200m event won gold and silver at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships at Moscow last weekend to again show she should chase double gold at Rio 2016.

"I haven't really thought about it like that.. two golds& it's more so just doing both events and doing as well as i can," Carrington told ONE News.

"Obviously I want to go out there and win every race I do but it's yeah.. It's kind of in the background."

A second gold in the K1 200m event in Rio, barring injury, looks like a sure thing.

The Tauranga native set a world record in Moscow on Sunday in a time of 37.898 seconds, almost a second ahead of silver medallist Marta Walezykiewicz (38.814sec) from Poland.

It's in the K1 500 where she seeks more improvement. Carrington only begun to race the longer event last year and claimed bronze in 2013 before claiming silver in Moscow.

"It's definitely an improvement from last year and that's kind of what I was looking for. And it's nice to be able to actually perform as well as I have been in training."

Olympic champion Lisa Carrington is on track for two medals at the Rio Olympics in 2016 but she isn't getting too far ahead of herself. Source: 1 NEWS


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