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Kayak Singles, 200 metres, Women

Date15 – 16 August 2016
LocationEstádio da Lagoa, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Rio de Janeiro
Participants28 from 28 countries

Defending Olympic Champion Lisa Carrington of Australia had not lost her World Championship title since first earning it in 2011, making her a strong favorite to defend her crown in Rio. Her biggest competition would be Poland’s Marta Walczykiewicz, who had been runner-up to Carrington at the Worlds for the last four years and was also the 2013 European Champion. The 2012 Olympic runner-up was Inna Osypenko-Radomska, who had competed for Ukraine in London but was a member of the Azerbaijani delegation in Rio. The reigning European Champion was Lasma Liepa, formerly of Latvia but now earning the distinction of being Turkey’s first Olympic canoeist. Also making its Olympic canoeing debut in this event was Palau, courtesy of Marina Toribiong.

Carrington won her preliminary heat, doing so faster than Osypenko-Radomska, but slower than Walczykiewicz and France’s Sarah Guyot, the 2015 European Champion. Walczykiewicz, Osypenko-Radomska, and Carrington went on to win their semifinals, while Guyot came in second behind the Azerbaijani. Liepa, meanwhile, was eliminated. In the final, Carrington had little trouble holding off Walczykiewicz for the gold medal and set an Olympic record of 39.864. Osypenko-Radomska slid in just over a tenth of a second later for bronze, successfully defending against a push from Slovenia’s Špela Ponomarenko Janić, the 2013 Mediterranean Champion.

1107Lisa CarringtonNZL40.422 (1 h1)39.561 (1 h3)39.864 (1 h2)Gold
25Marta WalczykiewiczPOL40.263 (1 h2)40.619 (1 h1)40.279 (2 h2)Silver
329İnna Osipenko-RadomskaAZE40.702 (1 h4)39.803 (1 h2)40.401 (3 h2)Bronze
4105Špela Ponomarenko JanićSLO40.387 (2 h2)40.797 (3 h2)40.769 (4 h2)
540Sarah GuyotFRA40.317 (1 h3)40.516 (2 h2)40.894 (5 h2)
696Teresa PortelaESP40.844 (3 h3)40.241 (2 h3)41.053 (6 h2)
778Linnea StensilsSWE40.828 (2 h3)41.245 (2 h1)41.293 (7 h2)
821Inna KlinovaKAZ41.030 (4 h2)40.381 (3 h3)41.521 (8 h2)
951Natasa Dusev-JanicsHUN41.403 (3 h1)40.962 (4 h2)41.673 (1 h1)
1073Martina KohlováSVK41.231 (2 h4)41.286 (4 h3)41.787 (2 h1)
1164Zhou YuCHN42.187 (4 h1)41.017 (5 h2)41.928 (3 h1)
12110Yusmari MenganaCUB41.701 (4 h4)41.688 (6 h1)42.036 (4 h1)
131Bridgitte HartleyRSA41.698 (3 h4)41.478 (3 h1)42.066 (5 h1)
14116Andréanne LangloisCAN40.956 (3 h2)41.350 (5 h3)42.099 (6 h1)
15100Jess WalkerGBR41.123 (5 h2)41.483 (4 h1)42.205 (7 h1)
1680Francisca LaiaPOR41.368 (2 h1)41.573 (5 h1)42.695 (8 h1)
1791Conny WaßmuthGER41.972 (5 h4)41.725 (6 h3)
1816Lasma LiepaTUR41.760 (4 h3)41.866 (7 h3)
1923Sabrina AmeghinoARG42.417 (6 h4)41.934 (6 h2)
2067Olivera MoldovanSRB43.339 (5 h1)42.123 (7 h1)
21246Vicki SchwarzAUT42.847 (5 h3)43.072 (7 h2)
2217Henriette Engel HansenDEN42.455 (6 h2)43.300 (8 h2)
2361Ana Paula VergutzBRA44.239 (6 h3)44.362 (8 h1)
2436Marina ToribiongPLW48.913 (6 h1)48.306 (8 h3)
2533Olga UmaraliyevaUZB42.525 (7 h4)
26119Anne CairnsSAM43.652 (7 h2)
2735Maggie HoganUSA44.668 (7 h3)
2859Menatalla KarimEGY49.596 (7 h1)

Round One

Date15 August 2016 — 9:38
FormatWinner in each heat advanced to final, places 2-7 in each heat advanced to semi-finals.

Heat #1

15Lisa CarringtonNZL40.422Q
23Francisca LaiaPOR41.368Q
34Natasa Dusev-JanicsHUN41.403Q
47Zhou YuCHN42.187Q
56Olivera MoldovanSRB43.339Q
68Marina ToribiongPLW48.913Q
72Menatalla KarimEGY49.596

Heat #2

15Marta WalczykiewiczPOL40.263Q
26Špela Ponomarenko JanićSLO40.387Q
33Andréanne LangloisCAN40.956Q
44Inna KlinovaKAZ41.030Q
57Jess WalkerGBR41.123Q
62Henriette Engel HansenDEN42.455Q
78Anne CairnsSAM43.652

Heat #3

14Sarah GuyotFRA40.317Q
23Linnea StensilsSWE40.828Q
35Teresa PortelaESP40.844Q
46Lasma LiepaTUR41.760Q
57Vicki SchwarzAUT42.847Q
62Ana Paula VergutzBRA44.239Q
78Maggie HoganUSA44.668

Heat #4

15İnna Osipenko-RadomskaAZE40.702Q
23Martina KohlováSVK41.231Q
38Bridgitte HartleyRSA41.698Q
44Yusmari MenganaCUB41.701Q
56Conny WaßmuthGER41.972Q
67Sabrina AmeghinoARG42.417Q
72Olga UmaraliyevaUZB42.525


Date15 August 2016 — 11:00
FormatTop three in each heat advanced to final.

Heat #1

15Marta WalczykiewiczPOL40.619Q
26Linnea StensilsSWE41.245Q
33Bridgitte HartleyRSA41.478QB
42Jess WalkerGBR41.483QB
54Francisca LaiaPOR41.573QB
67Yusmari MenganaCUB41.688QB
78Olivera MoldovanSRB42.123
81Ana Paula VergutzBRA44.362

Heat #2

14İnna Osipenko-RadomskaAZE39.803Q
25Sarah GuyotFRA40.516Q
36Špela Ponomarenko JanićSLO40.797Q
43Natasa Dusev-JanicsHUN40.962QB
57Zhou YuCHN41.017QB
61Sabrina AmeghinoARG41.934
72Vicki SchwarzAUT43.072
88Henriette Engel HansenDEN43.300

Heat #3

15Lisa CarringtonNZL39.561Q
23Teresa PortelaESP40.241Q
32Inna KlinovaKAZ40.381Q
44Martina KohlováSVK41.286QB
56Andréanne LangloisCAN41.350QB
68Conny WaßmuthGER41.725
77Lasma LiepaTUR41.866
81Marina ToribiongPLW48.306

Final Round

Date16 August 2016 — 9:40

Final B

15Natasa Dusev-JanicsHUN41.673
24Martina KohlováSVK41.787
36Zhou YuCHN41.928
41Yusmari MenganaCUB42.036
53Bridgitte HartleyRSA42.066
67Andréanne LangloisCAN42.099
72Jess WalkerGBR42.205
88Francisca LaiaPOR42.695

Final A

14Lisa CarringtonNZL39.864
25Marta WalczykiewiczPOL40.279
36İnna Osipenko-RadomskaAZE40.401
48Špela Ponomarenko JanićSLO40.769
53Sarah GuyotFRA40.894
67Teresa PortelaESP41.053
72Linnea StensilsSWE41.293
81Inna KlinovaKAZ41.521