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Lisa Carrington


Lisa Carrington Bio

Lisa Carrington, is a flatwater canoeist has become New Zealand’s greatest ever Olympian after winning her third gold medal of the Tokyo Games with victory in the women’s kayak single 500m. Carrington now has six medals which takes her past the five won by fellow kayakers Ian Ferguson and Paul MacDonald, and equestrian star Sir Mark Todd. She powered to victory in hot and breezy conditions at the Sea Forest Waterway.

Born in Tauranga, Carrington was raised in Ōhope, a satellite town of Whakatane in the eastern Bay of Plenty, and is of Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki and Ngāti Porou descent. She attended Whakatane High School, and Massey University in Albany. As a child she played netball and aspired to be a Silver Fern.

 Lisa Carringotn Bio
Full NameLisa Carrington
Date of BirthJune 23, 1989
Place of BirthNew Zealand
CountryNew Zealand
Age32 Years
ProfessionSprint Kayak
Height5 ft 6 inch
Weight63 kg
SchoolWhakatane High School
UniversityMasseyUniversity in Albany
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Marital StatusEngaged
FianceMichael Buck