New Zealand named a six-strong canoe sprint team for the Rio Olympics. Check out who will be waving the Kiwi flag.

Lisa Carrington
Birthdate: June 23, 1989
Hometown: Whakatane
Discipline: K1 200m & K1 500m
Previous Olympics: London 2012, 1st K1 200m
Fact: At the 2015 World Championships in Milan, Carrington became the first female paddler in 18 years to win the K1 200/500m double. She was also only the second New Zealander (after Paul MacDonald) to take two golds at a World Champs.

Women's K4 500m

 Caitlin Ryan, Kayla Imrie, Jaimee Lovett and Aimee Fisher pose during the New Zealand Olympic teams Rio 2016. photo / Getty
Caitlin Ryan, Kayla Imrie, Jaimee Lovett and Aimee Fisher pose during the New Zealand Olympic teams Rio 2016. photo / Getty

Jaimee Lovett

Birthdate: May 5th, 1988

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Hometown: Whakatane

Discipline: K4 500

Previous Olympics: No

Fact: Lovett was a key part of Lisa Carrington's success in 2012, as her main training partner in the build up to the London Olympics.

Caitlin Ryan
Birthdate: February 9th, 1992
Hometown: Auckland
Discipline: K4 500
Previous Olympics: No
Fact: Ryan is a dentist, having qualified just over a year ago.

Aimee Fisher
Birthdate: 24th January, 1995
Hometown: Hawkes Bay
Discipline: K4 500
Previous Olympics: No
Fact: Fisher is the only one of the K4 crew that doesn't have an extensive surf life-saving background.

Kayla Imrie
Birthdate: 4th February, 1992
Hometown: Wellington
Discipline: K4 500
Previous Olympics: No
Fact: Imrie is the newest member of the K4 crew, becoming part of the quartet a year ago.

Marty McDowell is heading to Rio. Photo / Getty
Marty McDowell is heading to Rio. Photo / Getty

Marty McDowell

Birthdate: 16th January, 1987

Hometown: Wellington

Discipline: K1 1000

Previous Olympics: No

Fact: After several years of dominance at national level, McDowell has enlisted coach Gordon Walker as he tries to make a splash on the international stage