ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 1, Poznan, Poland   19 May 2012

The first day of racing in the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Poznan, Poland proved challenging for the kiwi team. Having had nine months away from European racing the race style was a stark reminder in their build up to the London Olympics. Having raced only in NZ and Australia in the months since the 2011 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships they were conditioned to the explosive start and steady paddle through the distance. However, the European style tends to be one of a slower start, powering into the longer distance, and our paddlers were tested by this in their first outing in the European racing scene since August 2011.

The Europeans had a good head start on them too, having had two days of Olympic qualifiers and were fired up and raring to go.

HP Manager, Grant Restall remarks “The story was the same for all of our paddlers – just too fast at the start, and tapering off at the end of their races.” Having said that, this is exactly what the team needs to get their “game face” on for the Olympics. They need as much European racing as possible in the next couple of months to re-learn the pace and tactics required to do well in London.

The K2 crew of Steven Ferguson and Darryl Fitzgerald certainly suffered this fate leading for the first 250m of their 1000m race and then dropping back; as did Ben Fouhy in both his 1000m and 500m races. It was telling that the Beijing Olympic gold medallist Tim Brabants was also relegated to the B final in the 1000m and interestingly, the new Australian double with K1 500m Olympic Champion Ken Wallace did not progress to the A Final either. However, this is where the kiwis need to iron out those kinks, and it will certainly be game-on in the next World Cup in Germany in a week’s time.

Only the women’s K2 pairing of Lisa Carrington and Erin Taylor made an A final in this World Cup (in their non-specialist event the 1000m distance) which will be raced at 10.46am on Saturday 19 May (8.46pm NZ). However qualifying for the B final was a good result for Teneale Hatton and is an improvement on her 2011 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championship result where she won the C final. Teneale won her heat with a very strong race to put her in a good position for the semi. In her own words she was “surprised” to find herself in the lead of the heat, and wasn’t quite sure how to handle the rest of the race, deciding on just “going for it”, and finishing 1st. The semi was a little tougher and saw her place 3rd which relegated her to the B final. If she performs well in the B final on Saturday she may be considered for nomination to the NZOC for the K1 500m berth in the Olympics.

Lisa and Erin still have the K2 500m to go, with their heat around midnight NZ time Sunday morning and Teneale has the K1 200m heat at 1.00am NZ time.

RESULTS

Paddler Race H/S/F Placed Time Time Off 1st Progression Race NZ time Sat
Teneale Hatton K1 500m Heat 1st 2.02.404 - Semi
Ben Fouhy K1 1000m Heat 4th 3:51.894 0:03.588 Semi
Steven Ferguson
Darryl Fitzgerald K2 1000m Heat 3rd 3:31.913 0:01.748 Semi
Lisa Carrington
Erin Taylor K2 1000m Heat 3rd 4:01.808 0:3.420 Semi
Ben Fouhy K1 500m Heat 3rd 1:53.986 0:01:752 Semi

Ben Fouhy K1 500m Semi 9th 2:01.815 0:11:440 Out
Teneale Hatton K1 500m Semi 3rd 2:07.392 0:01.816 B final 7.20pm
Ben Fouhy K1 1000m Semi 4th 3:55.441 0:05.256 B final 7.52pm

Steven Ferguson
Darryl Fitzgerald
K2 1000m
Semi
3rd
3:39:202
0:02.748
B final
8.06pm

Lisa Carrington
Erin Taylor
K2 1000m
Semi
3rd
4:01.808
0:03:42
A final
8.46pm

(Canoe Racing NZ)

Add a comment

Bookmark and Share

News

Customs makes record drug seizures

1 Mar 2017 News
28 Feb 2017 Customs Minister Nicky Wagner is today congratulating Customs on a record number of drug seizures in 2016. “Customs... more

Victoria Square restoration underway

1 Mar 2017 Canterbury Earthquake
28 February 2017 The restoration of earthquake-damaged Victoria Square is now underway, Associate Minister supporting Greater... more

Business

Positive step forward for pay equity

1 Mar 2017 Business News
28 Feb 2017 State Services Minister Paula Bennett has welcomed an agreement with unions which will see the Government’s new pay... more

New Zealand companies impress at Dubai tradeshow

1 Mar 2017 Business News
1 March 2017 Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has attended the world’s largest food tradeshow in Dubai today, as... more

Living

3rd Position, Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series

21 Nov 2016 Lifestyle
Emirates Team New Zealand EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND CLOSES IN 3rd POSITION THE LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES more

Arts Foundation Award recipients for 2016

14 Nov 2016 Lifestyle
The Arts Foundation Next generation of internationally acclaimed talent among the Arts Foundation Award recipients for 2016Under ... more

Property

NZ house prices gain 11% in October

14 Nov 2016 Property
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 14 November 2016 10:28 AM NZ house prices gain 11% in October, driven by sales of higher value homes By... more

RBNZ sees pressures building in Auckland construction sector

11 Nov 2016 Property By Paul McBeth
Article - BusinessDesk Thursday 10 November 2016 04:04 PM RBNZ sees pressures building in Auckland construction sector By Paul ... more

Migration

Recognised Seasonal Employers employ more Kiwis

8 Feb 2017 Migration
7 Feb 2017 Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes a report showing the vast majority of employers who take on seasonal... more

Good progress on investment attraction strategy

8 Dec 2016 Migration
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed news that New Zealand is attracting a higher level of quality international... more

Travel

Weirdest things visitors Google before coming

6 Feb 2017 NZ Tourism
8 Feb 2017 Does New Zealand celebrate halloween?  Is Auckland a dangerous town- these are some of the subjects visitors Google... more

New campaign to get more Aussies to Northland

30 Jan 2017 Travel & Tourism
30 January 2017 A new marketing campaign starting this week to attract Australians to Northland is an excellent approach to... more

Sport

VALE: Tania Dalton 1971-2017

1 Mar 2017 Netball
VALE: Tania Dalton 1971-2017 March 1, 2017   The Netball community is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Silver Fern... more

Silver Ferns wrap up Quad Series with big win

6 Feb 2017 Netball
6 Feb 2017 The Silver Ferns finished runners-up in the Netball Quad Series after completing a well-crafted 70-39 win over the SPAR... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Gareth Morgan crusade

11 Nov 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Gareth Morgan crusade First published on Werewolf more

Gordon Campbell on the US election outcome

10 Nov 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the US election outcome more

Kiwi Success

Spencer to be Acting Governor of Reserve Bank

8 Feb 2017 Appointments
7 Feb 2017 Finance Minister Steven Joyce will appoint current Deputy Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer as the Acting Governor of... more

Temporary Chairs appointed to Canterbury and South Canterbury DHB

1 Feb 2017 Appointments
30 January 2017 Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today appointed temporary Chairs to the boards of Canterbury and South... more

Recruitment

New employment resource for young people

1 Mar 2017 Recruitment
28 Feb 2017 Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith and Associate Education Minister Louise Upston have... more

Record number of people in employment

1 Feb 2017 Recruitment
1 Feb 2017 Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the record number of New Zealanders now in... more

s