Lisa Carrington is a three-time Olympic medallist having won gold in the K1 200m at London 2012, defending that title four years later with gold in the same event at Rio and adding a bronze medal in the K1 500m at the same games.

Carrington's double medal winning efforts in Rio made her the first ever New Zealand woman to win multiple medals at the same Olympic Games. She was honoured for this achievement, carrying the New Zealand flag into the Rio Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.

The Tauranga born and Ohope raised paddler has been seemingly unstoppable over the 200m distance since 2011, winning four consecutive world championship titles and dominating the World Cup circuit.

Carrington is of Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki and Ngati Porou descent and first started paddling as a surf lifesaver.

Carrington is coached by Gordon Walker and is based on Auckland's North Shore.

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Lisa's Games History