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New Year honors for champions Carrington and Pascoe in NZ

12/30/2021 Kayaking National
Associated Press
New Year honors for champions Carrington and Pascoe in NZ

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Five-time Olympic kayak champion Lisa Carrington was awarded the title of Dame in New Zealand’s New Year honors list. Paralympics swimmer Sophie Pascoe was also made a Dame, becoming the youngest New Zealander at 28 to be awarded the title. Carrington became New Zealand’s most-successful Olympian when she won three […]

Michelle Russell’s kayaking voyage

11/01/2021 Kayaking National
Siji Roy BVM Sports Contributor
Michelle Russell’s kayaking voyage

Michelle Russell has become one of the best K1 paddlers in all of Canada. In 2013, she became the only double medalist on Canada’s home water.

Ronald Rauhe of Germany wins medal in 5th Olympics

08/07/2021 Kayaking National
JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer
Ronald Rauhe of Germany wins medal in 5th Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Ronald Rauhe of Germany set an Olympic canoe sprint milestone Saturday, and Lisa Carrington of New Zealand just missed another in her otherwise splendid Tokyo Games. And Serghei Tarnovschi of Moldova, who was stripped of his bronze medal in 2016 because of a positive doping test, benefitted from the yearlong delay caused […]

New Zealand’s Carrington wins two kayak sprint gold

08/03/2021 Kayaking National
JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer
New Zealand’s Carrington wins two kayak sprint gold

TOKYO (AP) — Lisa Carrington of New Zealand won two gold medals with a pair of easy victories in kayak sprint races Wednesday, and Cuba won a surprise gold in the men’s canoe double 1,000 at the Sea Forest Waterway. Carrington came to Tokyo as a medal favorite in four events. She started by smashing […]

Kayaking in Washington State’s recreational wonderland

07/15/2020 Kayaking Other
Jamielynn Gens BVM Sports Contributor
Kayaking in Washington State’s recreational wonderland

From high-elevation, pristine waters to salty sea oceans or coastal bays, there is something to be said about kayaking Washington State. From the extreme (like barreling down the 189-foot descent at Palouse Falls) to the serene (like drifting aimlessly out on Lake Terrell), you can throw your cares into the water in Washington. You can daydream quietly while floating through hundreds of miles of scenic vistas, “Go-Pro” your heart out on a swift whitewater rapid run or chart a course out to sea.

‘Kayaking is our lifeblood’: Kayaking more than a sport for Rock Island’s Jackson family

07/01/2020 Kayaking Professional Team USA
Logan Hanson BVM Sports Journalist/Editor
‘Kayaking is our lifeblood’: Kayaking more than a sport for Rock Island’s Jackson family

Rock Island’s Jackson family, known as the “first family of kayaking,” has become a mainstay in the sport. The family’s patriarch, Eric Jackson, has won world championships, participated in Olympic games and started his own kayak manufacturing company all while watching his own children, Emily and Dane, also reach similar success in the sport.