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Kiwi Kayaking women out of the medals

Published: 10:08PM Thursday August 09, 2012 Source: AAP

  • Lisa Carrington (L) and Erin Taylor after they finished seventh in the K2 500m final (Source: Photosport)
    Lisa Carrington (L) and Erin Taylor after they finished seventh in the K2 500m final - Source: Photosport

Lisa Carrington and Erin Taylor have finished seventh in the final of the women's K2 500-metre final at the Olympic canoe sprint regatta.

Gold went to Germans Franziska Weber and Tina Dietze, who made a fast start and held on till the end for an upset win at Eton Dorney, west of London.

Second were favourites Hungary's Katalin Kovacs and Natasa Douchev-Janics, who were aiming for third successive gold medal and who had won the European title this year.

The Polish pair of Karolina Naja and Beata Mikolajczyk took bronze.

Carrington and Taylor were near the rear of the field for most of the journey and finished in a time of 1min 46.290sec, 4.077sec behind the winners.

On Friday, Carrington begins her specialist event - the K1 200m, in which she won the world title in 2011 when Douchev-Janics was on maternity leave and didn't defend her crown.

That final is on Saturday.

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