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Halberg Awards – Supreme winner Lisa Carrington!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Photo: Nick Reed

Congrats to all athletes who were recognized at the Halberg Awards. Great representation from the Bay of Plenty!

Lisa Carrington is - officially - the new queen of New Zealand sport.

The canoeist has tonight been named the 2016 sportswoman of the year, before claiming the supreme Halberg Award.

At the Rio Olympics, Carrington took gold in the K1 200m and bronze in the K1 500m, becoming the first New Zealand female to claim multiple medals at an Olympics.

Just as she did at the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Carrington trumped an extremely strong field at the 54th Halberg Awards, after a remarkable year of Kiwi achievement, highlighted by a record 18 medals in Brazil.

The 27-year-old Carrington becomes the third woman to win the top award in the past decade, after Lydia Ko (2013) and Valerie Adams (2007-09).

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