Lisa Carrington continues to fly the flag for the New Zealand canoeists but there is concern over Ben Fouhy's form two months out from the Olympics.
Carrington, the reigning K1 200m world champion, stood on the podium in her specialist event at the World Cup regatta in Duisburg, Germany, last night, finishing second to three-time Olympic champion Natasa Douchev-Janics.
After taking a year off to have a baby, Douchev-Janics won in 40.751 seconds, 0.09 ahead of Carrington, with Nicholls almost a second behind and happy to be on the podium .
The Hungarian edged out Carrington by 0.096 seconds in the 40-second dash, with Australian Alana Nichols a second behind in third.
''Of course she is a little disappointed to miss the gold, especially when it's such a small margin,'' said Carrington's coach, Gordon Walker, ''but she's absolutely rapt with the performance.''
Two hours after the final, Carrington had to climb back into a kayak with Erin Taylor to contest the B final of the K2 500m.
From the halfway mark they moved into the front of the race and controlled it to win by a second.
Fouhy ended a disappointing regatta by not even starting the C final in the K1 1000m.
The 2004 Olympic silver medallist finished a credible second in his heat but was eighth in the semifinal, almost 10 seconds off the pace, and didn't even show for the C final last night.
Teneale Hatton, who was seventh in the non-specialist C final of the K1 200m last night, was sixth in the B final of the K1 500m and is touch-and-go for Olympic selection in that event.
Steven Ferguson and Darryl Fitzgerald won the B final of the K1 1000m.
With the World Cups finished, the New Zealand team is packing up and moving into the next stage of the Olympic campaign.
They'll break into three groups and come together for London.