Lisa Carrington, left, and Aimee Fisher won three gold medals together today ©Getty Images

Two-time Olympic champion Lisa Carrington and team-mate Aimee Fisher secured a hat-trick of gold medals together on a superb day at the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Sprint World Cup in Montemor-o-Velho in Portugal.

The New Zealand duo paddled together to a K2 200 and 500 metres double before teaming up with yesterday's K1 500m gold medallist Caitlin Ryan and Rio Olympian Kayla Imrie for a dominant K4 1,000m success.

They won the K2 200m in a blistering 36.653sec to beat Portugal's Joana Vasconcelos and Francisco Laia, in 37.252, and Ukraine's Anastaciia Todorova and Anastasiya Horlova, in 37.796.

The home team finished second again over 500m, clocking 1:44.530 in comparison to 1:41.706,

Noémi Lucz and Zsófia Szenasi of Hungary finished third in 1:46.06.

"We didn't go out there to win gold medals, we went out there to put in some strong performances and work together as a team, so we are very proud of how it went," said Carrington, who decided not to compete in any individual events this weekend. 

The K4 success came in a time of 1:32.105 to beat teams from Ukraine and Hungary by respective margins of 0.422 and 2.972 seconds.

"It was a little bit intimidating for me paddling with the best paddler in the world, so I was a little bit nervous," Fisher added.

"But once we got out there it all settled down a bit."

Hungary's Virag Balla was the most decorated paddler of the weekend after three victories in the women's C1 200m, the C1 500m and the C1 5,000m events.

Virag Balla and Kinsco Takacs teamed up to win the C2 500m for Hungary ©Getty Images
Virag Balla and Kinsco Takacs teamed up to win the C2 500m for Hungary ©Getty Images

Kinsco Takacs finished runner-up in all three events before teaming up with Balla to win the C2 500m.

Ukraine also enjoyed a good day crowned by a K1 500m success for Oleh Kukharyk.

He crossed the line in 1:37.583 to beat Portugal's Fernando Pimenta, in 1:39.235.

Hungary's Mark Bardfalvi took bronze in 1:39.715.

Czech Republic’s Martin Fuksa brought up a golden double by adding the C1 200m title to the 1,000m gold he took yesterday.

He won in 39.440 to beat home duo Helder Silva, in 39.616, and Tiago Tavares, in 39.868.

Teresa Portela did secure a home win by claiming the K1 200m spoils.

Spela Janic of Slovenia placed second in 40.279, just 0.014 behind the winner, as Marta Walczykiewicz of Poland managed 40.613 for bronze.

World Cup action is due to continue in Szeged in Hungary next weekend.