Lisa Carrington becomes New Zealand’s most successful Olympian of all time
New Zealand’s Lisa Carrington won three gold medals at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to become the most decorated Olympian in her country’s history with six Olympic medals and five gold.
Carrington won gold in the women’s kayak single 500m competition at the Olympics Games Tokyo 2020. She also won the K1 500m singles and the K2 500m with Caitlin Rega earlier in the Games.
These three medals take her past her compatriots Ian Ferguson and Paul MacDonald and equestrian Mark Todd, who all won five Olympic medals.
“When you set out to do something, it is such a huge task,” said Carrington. “It is super scary to think it is possible, so I just did the best I could, trained incredibly hard, worked hard.
“It is just amazing to be able to pull it off.”