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New Zealand's 25 greatest Olympians: Number 4

Lisa Carrington with her two medals from the Rio Olympics. Photosport

New Zealand's greatest female kayaker, Lisa Carrington has owned the sprint K1 200m discipline since leaping to prominence winning the world title in 2011.

She won back-to-back Olympic golds and bagged silver in the blue riband 2016 K1 500m in 2016. Add in a pile of world championship medals and she stands among the great paddlers.

On her back has come a gifted group of women kayakers since the Rio Olympics. You can at least partly chalk that rise in popularity among young women down to the Bay of Plenty woman who has blazed a path to the top for