Second gold medal in an hour for BOP star

Lisa Carrington. Photo: Supplied/New Zealand Olympic Committee.

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.

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