Lisa Carrington has won New Zealand's 17th medal at Tokyo Olympics

Publish Date
Thursday, 5 August 2021, 3:36PM

Just two days after winning two golds in the women's K-1 200m and K-2 500m, canoeist Lisa Carrington has won our 17th medal of the Tokyo Olympics after claiming gold in the women's K-1 500m today.

Adding her fifth gold medal to her collection, Carrington flew across the water claiming victory in 1.51.216 seconds.

Hungary's Tamara Csipes won silver at 1.51.855 seconds, while Denmark's Emma Jørgensen came in third at 1.52.773 seconds.

Carrington is now officially New Zealand's most successful Olympian of all time with six medals, surpassing Ian Ferguson.

The 32-year-old won gold in the K-1 200m in London (2012), Rio de Janeiro (2016) and Tokyo (2021), gold in the K-2 500m in Tokyo (2021) and bronze in the K-1 500m in Rio (2016).

Congratulations Lisa! So well deserved!