Lisa Carrington K-1 - 200m - Women, K-2 - 500m - Women
Lisa comes from New Zealand’s sunny Bay of Plenty and now lives, trains and studies in Auckland. She was introduced to kayaking by her father who convinced her to attend a development camp in Rotorua run by New Zealand Olympic legend Ian Ferguson. Lisa directly qualified for the K1 200m Olympic boat and athlete quota at the 2011 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, she also became New Zealand’s first World Champion in the sport. At the same regatta Lisa and partner Erin Taylor qualified their boat and athlete quota for the K2 500m. This was Lisa’s first Olympic Games where she won New Zealand's sixth gold medal of the Games.