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Kayak Singles, 200 metres, Women

Date10 – 11 August 2012
LocationEton Dorney, Windsor
Participants29 from 29 countries

Lisa Carrington of New Zealand competed as a favorite in the women’s K-1 200, the third of four new 200 metre canoe sprint events at the 2012 Summer Olympics. It had been on the World Championship program since 1994. In 2011 she had become the first New Zealand woman to win a World Championship in canoeing with her victory in this event, but she would certainly have her share of challengers in London. Hungary’s Natasa Douchev-Janics, for example, had 18 World Championship victories, three of which were the K-1 200 titles that came before Carrington’s. Furthermore, Douchev-Janics had taken the 2011 season off for pregnancy and certainly would have challenged Carrington for the crown had she been present, for she returned to the sport with a victory in the event at the 2012 European Championships. Ukrainian Inna Osypenko-Radomska, an Olympic and World Champion in the K-1 500, was also competing in the inaugural K-1 200 and was certain to be a threat, having been runner-up in the event at the 2010 World Championships. With Maria Teresa Portela of Spain, the 2002 and 2005 World Champion, and Nataliya Lobova of Russia, the 2011 European Champion, thrown into the mix, there were many paddlers in the race with the skill to capture a podium spot.

Douchev-Janics and Carrington met up in the qualification heats, with the former edging out the New Zealander by just under two-tenths of a second to claim the fastest time of the round. Carrington had her revenge in the semi-finals, setting a new quickest time in a round where all of the medal prospects survived to compete for gold. In the final it was Carrington who came out of the start fastest, leading the pack by a thin margin throughout the race and finishing a comfortable distance ahead of them to capture Olympic gold. Osypenko, meanwhile, edged out Douchev-Janics by less than eight-hundredths of a second to claim silver, forcing the Hungarian to settle for bronze.

1161Lisa CarringtonNZL41.401 (2 h1)40.528 (1 h1)44.638 (1 h1)Gold
2245Inna Osypenko-RadomskaUKR42.119 (1 h3)41.360 (3 h1)45.053 (2 h1)Silver
3127Natasa Dusev-JanicsHUN41.221 (1 h1)40.570 (1 h3)45.128 (3 h1)Bronze
488Teresa PortelaESP41.263 (1 h2)40.898 (2 h1)45.326 (4 h1)
5174Marta WalczykiewiczPOL42.290 (2 h2)40.905 (2 h3)45.500 (5 h1)
6197Nataliya LobovaRUS42.447 (3 h1)41.413 (1 h2)45.961 (6 h1)
7109Jess WalkerGBR42.388 (4 h2)41.734 (2 h2)46.161 (7 h1)
8177Teresa PortelaPOR42.673 (3 h3)41.562 (3 h3)46.549 (8 h1)
989Jenni Honkanen-MikkonenFIN42.656 (3 h4)41.859 (4 h1)44.643 (1 h2)
10214Špela Ponomarenko JanićSLO42.884 (4 h4)42.209 (5 h1)44.953 (2 h2)
11219Nikolina MoldovanSRB42.383 (3 h2)42.394 (4 h2)45.064 (3 h2)
1265Darisleydis AmadorCUB42.761 (5 h2)41.949 (5 h3)45.099 (4 h2)
13145Shinobu KitamotoJPN42.007 (1 h4)41.816 (3 h2)45.387 (5 h2)
14230Ivana KmeťováSVK43.445 (6 h3)42.510 (5 h2)45.556 (6 h2)
15117Silke HörmannGER42.697 (4 h3)42.005 (6 h3)45.686 (7 h2)
1615Alana NichollsAUS42.453 (2 h4)41.595 (4 h3)45.819 (8 h2)
1762Zhou YuCHN42.885 (6 h2)42.279 (6 h1)
18153Nataliya SergeyevaKAZ43.257 (5 h3)42.602 (7 h1)
19240Sofia PaldaniusSWE42.596 (2 h3)42.688 (6 h2)
2078Henriette Engel HansenDEN42.866 (4 h1)42.821 (7 h2)
2146Émilie FournelCAN43.117 (5 h1)43.030 (7 h3)
2238Marharyta TsishkevichBLR43.841 (5 h4)43.033 (8 h2)
23247Carrie JohnsonUSA43.355 (6 h1)43.321 (8 h1)
24248Yuliya BorzovaUZB44.872 (6 h4)44.426 (8 h3)
25144Norma MurabitoITA43.820 (7 h1)
26139Arezoo HakimiIRI44.576 (7 h2)
27213Geraldine LeeSGP45.552 (8 h1)
28193Tiffany KrugerRSA46.122 (7 h3)
29241Afef Ben IsmailTUN48.998 (7 h4)

Round One (10 August 2012 — 10:19)

Top six in each heat advanced to semi-finals.

Heat One (10:19)

1Natasa Dusev-JanicsHUN41.221Q
2Lisa CarringtonNZL41.401Q
3Nataliya LobovaRUS42.447Q
4Henriette Engel HansenDEN42.866Q
5Émilie FournelCAN43.117Q
6Carrie JohnsonUSA43.355Q
7Norma MurabitoITA43.820
8Geraldine LeeSGP45.552

Heat Two (10:26)

1Teresa PortelaESP41.263Q
2Marta WalczykiewiczPOL42.290Q
3Nikolina MoldovanSRB42.383Q
4Jess WalkerGBR42.388Q
5Darisleydis AmadorCUB42.761Q
6Zhou YuCHN42.885Q
7Arezoo HakimiIRI44.576

Heat Three (10:33)

1Inna Osypenko-RadomskaUKR42.119Q
2Sofia PaldaniusSWE42.596Q
3Teresa PortelaPOR42.673Q
4Silke HörmannGER42.697Q
5Nataliya SergeyevaKAZ43.257Q
6Ivana KmeťováSVK43.445Q
7Tiffany KrugerRSA46.122

Heat Four (10:40)

1Shinobu KitamotoJPN42.007Q
2Alana NichollsAUS42.453Q
3Jenni Honkanen-MikkonenFIN42.656Q
4Špela Ponomarenko JanićSLO42.884Q
5Marharyta TsishkevichBLR43.841Q
6Yuliya BorzovaUZB44.872Q
7Afef Ben IsmailTUN48.998

Semi-Finals (10 August 2012 — 11:51)

Top two in each heat and two fastest number threes advanced to final, places 3-5 and fastest number 6 advanced to final B.

Heat One (11:51)

1Lisa CarringtonNZL40.528Q
2Teresa PortelaESP40.898Q
3Inna Osypenko-RadomskaUKR41.360Q
4Jenni Honkanen-MikkonenFIN41.859QB
5Špela Ponomarenko JanićSLO42.209QB
6Zhou YuCHN42.279
7Nataliya SergeyevaKAZ42.602
8Carrie JohnsonUSA43.321

Heat Two (11:58)

1Nataliya LobovaRUS41.413Q
2Jess WalkerGBR41.734Q
3Shinobu KitamotoJPN41.816QB
4Nikolina MoldovanSRB42.394QB
5Ivana KmeťováSVK42.510QB
6Sofia PaldaniusSWE42.688
7Henriette Engel HansenDEN42.821
8Marharyta TsishkevichBLR43.033

Heat Three (12:05)

1Natasa Dusev-JanicsHUN40.570Q
2Marta WalczykiewiczPOL40.905Q
3Teresa PortelaPOR41.562Q
4Alana NichollsAUS41.595QB
5Darisleydis AmadorCUB41.949QB
6Silke HörmannGER42.005QB
7Émilie FournelCAN43.030
8Yuliya BorzovaUZB44.426

Final Round (11 August 2012 — 10:14)

Final A (10:21)

1Lisa CarringtonNZL44.638
2Inna Osypenko-RadomskaUKR45.053
3Natasa Dusev-JanicsHUN45.128
4Teresa PortelaESP45.326
5Marta WalczykiewiczPOL45.500
6Nataliya LobovaRUS45.961
7Jess WalkerGBR46.161
8Teresa PortelaPOR46.549

Final B (10:14)

1Jenni Honkanen-MikkonenFIN44.643
2Špela Ponomarenko JanićSLO44.953
3Nikolina MoldovanSRB45.064
4Darisleydis AmadorCUB45.099
5Shinobu KitamotoJPN45.387
6Ivana KmeťováSVK45.556
7Silke HörmannGER45.686
8Alana NichollsAUS45.819