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Lisa Carrington

Lisa Carrington at the 2012 London Olympics
Canoe/Kayak NZL

Lisa Carrington

Lisa Carrington
  • Birth date 6/23/1989
  • Birthplace Tauranga
  • Hometown Whakatane
  • Residence Auckland
  • Height/Weight 5'6"/ 116 lbs
  • Olympics 2012


Lisa Carrington began paddling in 2006 to improve her skills as a surf lifesaver. Five years later, she was crowned the women’s kayak single (K1) 200-meter champion at the 2011 World Championships – and has not stopped since. Carrington won gold in the women's K1 200m events at the 2012 London Games and 2013, 2014 and 2015 World Championships. Coached by Gordon Walker, the 27-year-old will attempt to continue her dominance at the Rio Games.
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Getting to know Lisa Carrington


Named Maori Sportsperson of the Year and Senior Maori Sportswoman of the Year in 2012


Related to New Zealand rugby union player Ken Carrington


Has a street named after her in Ohope Beach in Whakatane, New Zealand – ‘Carrington Lane’

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