Lisa Carrington is a flatwater canoeist from New Zealand. She is 5’6″ tall and her registered weight is 117 lbs.
After graduating from Whakatane High School in Whakatane, New Zealand, Carrington went to Massey University in Albany, New Zealand.
Born in Tauranga, New Zealand and raised in Ōhope, New Zealand, Carrington is of Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki and Ngāti Porou descent. Here are 13 more things about her:
- In June 2009, she and Teneale Hatton won bronze in the women’s K-2 1000 meters event at the World Cup regatta in Szeged, Hungary.
- In February 2010, she and Hatton won the 500 and 1000 meters K-2 events at the 2010 Oceania Canoe Championships and teamed with Rachael Dodwell and Erin Taylor in the K-4 500 meters where they won gold. In May 2010, she and Hatton won gold in the women’s K-2 1000 meters event at the World Cup regatta in Vichy, France.
- She and Hatton became the first New Zealanders ever to reach a World Championship A final at the 2010 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Canoe Sprint World Championships, which was held in Poznań, Poland from August 19-22, 2010.
- She won gold in the women’s K–1 200 meters event at the 2011 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, which took place in Szeged from August 17-21, 2011, making her the first New Zealand woman to win a canoeing World Championship title.
- She and Taylor won gold in both the K-1 200 meters and in the K-2 200 meters at the 2012 Oceania Championships.
- Representing New Zealand, she won gold in the K-1 200 meters and finished seventh in the K-2 500 meters at the 2012 Summer Olympics, which took place in London, England, United Kingdom from July 27, 2012 to August 12, 2012.
- In November 2012, she was named as New Zealand’s senior Māori sportswoman and overall Māori sportsperson of the year. In December 2012, she was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to kayaking at the 2013 New Year Honours.
- In 2014, she was named the NEXT Woman of the Year in the Sport category.
- Representing New Zealand, she won gold in the K-1 200 meters won bronze medal in the K-1 500 meters at the 2016 Summer Olympics, which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5-21, 2016, making her the first New Zealand woman to win more than one medal at the same Olympic games.
- In February 2017, she won the Sportswoman of the Year and the Supreme Award at the 2016 Halberg Awards.
- She won gold in both K1 500-meter and K1 200-meter events at the 2019 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Szeged.
- She was named the most influential Māori sports personality of the past 30 years in “Māori Sports Awards 30 in 30,” which aired on Māori Television on February 11, 2021.
- She was 32 years old when she participated at the 2020 Summer Olympics, which took place in Tokyo, Japan from July 23, 2021 to August 8, 2021. On August 3, 2021, she and Caitlin Regal won gorld in women’s K-2 500-meter canoeing and she individually won gold in women’s K-1 200-meter canoeing.