Martlew in Finals of LTA K1 200m at Canoe Sprint Champs

Published: Thu 29 Aug 2013 03:40 PM
28 August 2013
28 August – 1 September 2013
The 2013 ICF Canoe Sprint World Champs opened with Paracanoe events today.
Interest and competition in this event has grown dramatically in a short space of time with Paracanoe events being held in the Paralympics for the first time in Rio 2016.
33 nations have entered these champs which is an increase of 33% over the last World Champs event.
Some of the fields are fiercely contested with the men’s LTA K1 200m being the most popular. This is the event New Zealand’s Scott Martlew is contesting. In the last World Championship Scott finished fifth in a time of 44.3 seconds.
Today Scott raced the heats and semi finals. In the three heats the winners went direct to the final with the rest going to the semi final. Scott finished 2nd in his heat in a time of 42.126, just 0.06 seconds behind the Ukraine Yuriy Kikhayev, so was forced into the semi final. However he raced in strong form and went on to win the semi later in the afternoon 0.14 seconds ahead of Australian Brock Ingram in a personal best time of 41.538. The winner of each of the heats were new competitors indicating how fast the field is changing with the current World Champion having to go through the semi finals.
Scott’s PB in the heats and then again in the semi finals breaking his old mark by a massive 2.8 seconds is testament to the work Scott and his coach Leigh Barker have put in over the past year. Scott has also had some good quality sessions training with Lisa Carrington over the last two weeks with Lisa and her coach Gordon Walker helping Scott taper for the Champs.
In the Final on Friday lunchtime (European time) the 20 year old Scott Martlew is clearly the youngest competitor and shows maturity well beyond his years giving the New Zealand kayak community confidence in his future.
Broadcast info:
SKY Sport 4 coverage:
Finals Day 1: Saturday 31st August, 8.55pm and 1.15am (Sunday 1 September)
Finals Day 2: Sunday 1 September, 8.50pm & 12.20am (Monday 2 September)
SKY Sport 4 coverage:
Finals Day 1: Saturday 31st August, 8.55pm and 1.15am (Sunday 1 September)
Finals Day 2: Sunday 1 September, 8.50pm & 12.20am (Monday 2 September)
Results site:
PROGRAMMEWednesday 28thRaceTime: Ger/NZAthlete(s)BoatDistanceStatusLaneProgression1511.40am / 9.40pmScott MartlewK1 LTA200H262nd in 42.126 3.30pm/ 1.30amScott MartlewK1 LTA200SF 1st in 41.538, to A final
Thursday 29thRaceTime: Ger/NZAthlete(s)BoatDistanceStatusLaneProgression408.49am / 6.49pmBen FouhyK11000H 561/7 to SF + NBT, rest out479.50am/ 7.50pmLisa CarringtonK1500H 371/7 to SF + NBT, rest out5711.25am / 9.25pmTeneale Hatton & Rachael DodwellK2500H 141/6 to SF + 3NBT, rest out70-733.44pm / 1.44amBen FouhyK11000SF 1-2 + NBT to A, 3x3rd, 4x4th + 2x5th BT to BF77-804.40pm / 2.40amLisa CarringtonK1500SF 1-2 + NBT to A86-886.05pm / 4.05amTeneale Hatton & Rachael DodwellK2500SF 1/3 to AF, 4/6 to BF, rest outFriday 30thRaceTime: Ger/NZAthlete(s)BoatDistanceStatusLaneProgression11310.02am / 8.02pmZac Quickenden, Daryl Fitzgerald, Jasper Bats, Jarrod FitzgeraldK41000H 281 to F, 2/7 to SF, rest out11811.15am / 9.15pmScott MartlewK1 LTA200Final 134-353.55pm / 1.55amZac Quickenden, Daryl Fitzgerald, Jasper Bats, Jarrod FitzgeraldK41000SF 1/3 to AF, 4/7 + NBT to BF, rest out1495.07pm / 3.07amLisa CarringtonK1200H 151/6 to SF + 3 NBT, rest outSaturday 31stRaceTime: Ger/NZAthlete(s)BoatDistanceStatusLaneProgression163-6510.00am / 8.00pmLisa CarringtonK1200SF 1/3 to AF, 4/6 to BF, rest out17912.02pm/ 10.02pmBen FouhyK11000B 18312.30pm / 10.30pmTeneale Hatton & Rachael DodwellK2500B 1933.32pm/ 1.32amBen FouhyK11000A 1963.56pm / 1.56amLisa CarringtonK1500A 1984.31pm/ 2.31amLisa CarringtonK2500A Sunday 1stRaceTime: Ger/NZAthlete(s)BoatDistanceStatusLane2039.30am/ 7.30pmTeneale HattonK15000Final6420410.10am/ 8.10pmBen FouhyK15000Final2421511.50am / 9.50pmLisa CarringtonK1200A 2192.40pm/ 12.40amZac Quickenden, Daryl Fitzgerald, Jasper Bats, Jarrod FitzgeraldK41000B 2323.50pm / 1.50amZac Quickenden, Daryl Fitzgerald, Jasper Bats, Jarrod FitzgeraldK41000A

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