Lisa Carrington (NZL)

Lisa Carrington (NZL)

NZNew Zealand
Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
23 June 1989
168 cm
53 kg
Auckland, NZL
Higher education
Politics - Massey University: Palmerston North, NZL


General Interest

Lis (, 21 Nov 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What hurts more, missing training or missing out on an Olympic medal?" (, 31 Jan 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she was named Sportswoman of the Year at the World Paddle Awards. (, 15 Mar 2016)

In 2015 a street was named after her in Ohope Beach in Whakatane, New Zealand. 'Carrington Lane' is an access road running to the Whakatane Surf Life Saving Club. (, 17 Jul 2015)

She received a New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013. (, 31 Dec 2012)

In 2012 she was named Maori Sportsperson of the Year and Senior Maori Sportswoman of the Year. (, 21 Nov 2014)
Other sports
She was the 2011 national champion in surf ski. (, 21 Nov 2014)
Famous relatives
She is related to New Zealand rugby union player Ken Carrington. (NZ Herald, 03 Mar 2012)
To defend her Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 12 Feb 2015)
Other information
She became the first New Zealand female sprint paddler to win a gold medal at the world championships when she claimed victory in the K1 200m at the 2011 edition in Szeged, Hungary. She set a national record for both genders when she won her fourth world championships gold medal in the K1 200m at the 2015 World Championships in Milan, Italy. (, 23 Aug 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 13 Aug 2015;, 21 Nov 2014)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began paddling in 2006.
Why this sport?
After following her brothers into competitive surf life saving, she took up kayaking to improve her skills on the surf ski.
Club / Team
Eastern Bay Canoe Racing Club: Whakatane, NZL
Name of coach
Gordon Walker [national], NZL


Olympic GamesK1 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro16 August 20162016Women39.8641Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK1 500mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Women1:54.3723Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK1 200mEngland, London11 August 20122012Women44.6381Best result
Olympic GamesK2 500mEngland, London9 August 20122012Women7Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Women40.0601Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Women1:49.3981Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Women37.8981Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Women1:49.7902Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Women39.5221Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Women1:58.6193Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Women39.9981Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mHungary, Szeged20 August 20112011Women1:42.4239Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women1:44.9329Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women1:36.05411Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Women1:49.64013Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Women3:51.4537Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak5 June 20162016Women1Latest resultBest result
World CupIndividual Kayak23 August 20152015Women1Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak10 August 20142014Women1Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak1 September 20132013Women1Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak3 June 20122012Women12Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak21 August 20112011Women12Best result
Olympic Qualification Tournament OceaniaK1 200mAustralia, Penrith16 March 20082008Women43.996Best result
Olympic Qualification Tournament OceaniaK1 1000mAustralia, Penrith16 March 20082008Women4:08.614Best result
Olympic Qualification Tournament OceaniaK2 200mAustralia, Penrith16 March 20082008Women41.834Best result
Olympic Qualification Tournament OceaniaK2 500mAustralia, Penrith16 March 20082008Women1:53.687Best result
Olympic Qualification Tournament OceaniaK4 500mAustralia, Penrith16 March 20082008Women1:41.734Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK1 200mAustralia, Penrith2 March 20122012Women40.921Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK1 500mAustralia, Penrith3 March 20122012Women1:52.512Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK2 500mAustralia, Penrith4 March 20122012Women1:45.111Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK1 200mAustralia, Penrith12 February 20102010Women47.233Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK2 1000mAustralia, Penrith14 February 20102010Women3:42.261Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK4 500mAustralia, Penrith12 February 20102010Women1:36.971Best result