Second gold medal in an hour for BOP star
UPDATE: Ohope’s Lisa Carrington has won a second gold medal within the space of an hour.
The Bay of Plenty Olympian followed her K1 200 title gold medal win with a triumph in the K2 500m in Tokyo alongside Caitlin Regal.
The Kiwi duo held off the challenge of Poland to win gold with an Olympic best time of 1:35.785.
It is Carrington’s second gold of this year’s games and her fourth overall.
She is the first New Zealand woman to win two gold medals at the same Olympics.
EARLIER: Bay of Plenty's Lisa Carrington has made Olympic history.
The Ohope local has secured her third straight K1 200 title in Tokyo this afternoon.
Carrington won her semi-final with an Olympic best 38.127.
She took out the final at 2.37pm in 38 seconds.