New Zealand kayaking duo Max Brown and Kurtis Imrie have qualified for the K2 1000m semifinals following a brilliant performance in their quarterfinal this afternoon.
The Kiwis came out hard in the opening 250m, replicating their efforts in the heats, but this time maintained their speed and held on to finish in second place.
It was a marked improvement by the inexperienced pair, as they clocked a time of 3:10.220 - seven seconds faster than their effort in the heats.
It also knocked a second off their personal best.
While they were just pipped at the line by Belarus, their performance will give them a world of confidence heading into the semifinal tomorrow.
Earlier today, Kiwis Lisa Carrington and Caitlin Regal both advanced to the semifinals of the women's K1 500m, finishing first and third in their respective heats.
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