Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


NZ Canoe Sprint Team Heads to Milan for World Cup

CANOE RACING NEW ZEALAND INC

NZ Canoe Sprint Team Heads to Milan for World Cup

The New Zealand Open team departs today to commence their World Cup campaign in Europe. Their first assault will be on the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 1 in Milan with racing commencing 2 May.

Olympic and World Champion Lisa Carrington will again contest both the K1 200 and 500m distances while fellow World title holder Teneale Hatton contests her specialist event the 5000m along with Caitlin Ryan, and they both join up with Jaimee Lovett and Aimee Fisher in the K4 500m. This K4 is a new crew which has been together for only a short period but has shown there is good potential. The challenge for the crew is to bring the team together to extract this potential and change that into results at the international level.


Both Lisa and Teneale had stunning seasons last year in World Cup and World Champs events and will be looking to capitalise on that success this season.

Lisa came away with gold in the 200m and bronze in the 500m at the ICF World Championships whilst Teneale's gold in the 5000m was followed with titles in the U23 division of both the ICF Marathon World Championships and Ocean Surf Ski World Championships as well as a double ski gold in the Open women’s division.

The mens K4, with Olympian Darryl Fitzgerald joined by younger brother Jarrod along with Marty McDowell and Zac Quickenden is a changed combination from last year's crew and are confident they will improve on their current world ranking of 13th, driving towards an Olympic qualifying berth.


Competing in the Olympics quickest event, the men’s K2 200m high twitch combo of Scott Bicknell and Andrew Roy was tested successfully at the NSW State Champs where they took top honours and again at the NZ National Championship in February but, like the other team boats, is as yet untried at international level.

You can follow the racing on World Cup 1 Website or "Like" us on Facebook for regular updates.

World Cup website: http://www.milanworldcanoesprint.com

NZ Facebook page: www.facebook.com/canoeracing

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: From Here And There

Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story
by Helene Wong.
This is the fascinating story of Helene Wong, born in 1949 in Taihape to Chinese parents: her mother, born soon after her parents migrated here, and her father, born in China but sent to relatives in Taihape at seven to get an education in English. More>>

Chiku: Hamilton Zoo's Baby Chimpanzee Named

Hamilton Zoo has named its three-month-old baby chimpanzee after a month-long public naming competition through the popular zoo’s website. The name chosen is Chiku, a Swahili name for girls meaning "talker" or "one who chatters". More>>

Game Over: Trans-Tasman Netball League To Discontinue

Netball Australia and Netball New Zealand have confirmed that the existing ANZ Championship format will discontinue after the current 2016 season, with both organisations to form national netball leagues in their respective countries. More>>

NZSO Review: Stephen Hough Is Perfection-Plus

He took risks, and leant into the music when required. But you also felt that every moment of his playing made sense in the wider picture of the piece. Playing alongside him, the NZSO were wonderful as ever, and their guest conductor, Gustavo Gimeno, coaxed from them a slightly darker, edgier sound than I’m used to hearing. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: King Lear At Circa

In order to celebrate it's 40th birthday, it is perhaps fitting that Circa Theatre should pick a production of 'King Lear,' since it's also somewhat fortuitously Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. If some of the more cerebral poetry is lost in Michael Hurst's streamlined, full throttle production, it's more than made up for by plenty of lascivious violence designed to entertain the groundlings. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Tauranga Books Festival

Escape to Tauranga for Queen’s Birthday weekend and an ideas and books-focused festival that includes performance, discussion, story-telling, workshops and an Italian-theme morning tea. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news