13 things about the Olympic flatwater canoeist born in Tauranga, New Zealand – conan daily
Lisa carrington is a New Zealand canoeist in calm waters. She is 5’6 ” tall and her recorded 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 him:
- In June 2009, she and Teneale hatton won bronze in the women’s K-2 1000 meters at the world Cup regatta in Szeged, Hungary.
- In February 2010, she and Hatton won the K-2 500 and 1000-meter events in the Oceania Canoe Championships 2010 and team up with Rachel Dodwell and Erin taylor at the K-4,500 meters where they won gold. In May 2010, she and Hatton won gold in the women’s 1000-meter K-2 event at the World Cup regatta in Vichy, France.
- She and Hatton became the first New Zealanders to reach a World A Championship final at the 2010 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Sprint Canoe World Championships, held in Poznań, Poland, from August 19-22, 2010.
- She won gold in the women’s K – 1,200 meters at the 2011 ICF Sprint Canoe World Championships, which took place in Szeged from August 17-21, 2011, making her the first New Zealand woman to win a World Canoe Championship title.
- She and Taylor won gold in the K-1,200 meters and the K-2,200 meters in 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, UK from July 27, 2012 to August 12, 2012.
- In November 2012, she was named New Zealand Senior Maori Sportsperson and Overall Maori Sportsperson of the Year. In December 2012, she was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for service to kayaking in the New Year’s Awards 2013.
- In 2014, she was named NEXT Woman of the Year in the Sport category.
- Representing New Zealand, she won gold in the K-1,200 meters won bronze in the K-1,500 meters in 2016 summer olympics, which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to 21, 2016, making her the first New Zealand woman to win more than one medal at the same Olympics.
- In February 2017, she won the Sportswoman of the Year award and the Supreme Award at the Halberg Prize 2016.
- She won gold in the K1 500 meters and the K1 200 meters at the 2019 Sprint Canoe World Championships in Szeged.
- She was named the most influential Maori sports figure of the past 30 years in “Maori sports awards 30 out of 30, ”Which was broadcast on Maori television February 11, 2021.
- She was 32 when she participated in 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 the gold medal in the women’s K-2,500-meter canoe-kayak and she won individually gold in Women’s K-1 Canoeing 200 meters.
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