Lisa is a flatwater canoer who competed at her first Olympics in London 2012, which proved to be an inspiration to many, where she won gold in the Women’s K-1 200 metres, and also set a new Olympic record.
Lisa's ability was evident when she won the K1200 at the World Champs in 2011, going on to win two gold medals individually in the K-1 299, and in the K-2 500, with her partner Erin Taylor.
The achievement Lisa says she is most proud of is her world record for the K1W 200m, set in 2014 at the ICF World Champs in Russia.
2016 was an impressive year for Lisa. She won the 2016 Rio WK1 200m, clocking a new Olympic best time of 39.864sec. She beat her previous gold medal winning Olympic best time set at the 2012 London Olympics. She also won bronze in the K1 500. Lisa also secured three gold medals and one silver medal at the 2016 Canoe Sprint World Cups.
Lisa was also named the Maori Senior Sports Woman of the Year 2011, and was a finalist from 2012-2015 Halberg Sportswomen of the Year. In 2017 she won Halberg Sportswoman of the Year, the Supreme Halberg Award.
Lisa even has a street named after her in her home town: “Carrington Lane” that leads down to the surf club in Whakatane (2015)
Beef + Lamb New Zealand are proud to support such a top athlete.