Six-time Olympic medallist Lisa Carrington has been awarded the Lonsdale Cup for 2021.
The Lonsdale Cup is the New Zealand Olympic committee’s top award.
Lisa Carrington is Aotearoa’s most successful Olympian ever.
At the Tokyo Olympic Games, she competed in 12 races. In those races she won three gold medals, taking her Olympic medal total to six, including five gold and one bronze.
Her success in Tokyo made her the first New Zealand female to claim three successive Olympic gold medals.
This is her third time being awarded the Lonsdale Cup.
“It is a real privilege and honour to receive the Lonsdale Cup,” Carrington said.