Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Lisa Carrington

New Zealand flatwater Canoeist

Factfile: 
Name: Lisa Carrington
Nationality: New Zealand
Date of Birth: 23 June 1989
Place of Birth: Tauranga, New Zealand
Sport: Canoeing
Height: 1m68cm  (5'6)


Lisa is the reigning Olympic Champion at the K1 200m Race. She is also a three time and Current World Champion in that event and distance. She also won Silver last year at the longer 500m distance. Of Maori decent, she won the Maori Sportsperson of the year award in 2012, and is also a holder of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Before 20111 she competed in the K2 (two [erson canoe) before switching to single seater and finding glory.

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