Olympic gold medallist, and world Champion canoe racing winner Lisa Carrington was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit MNZM for services to kayaking at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Wellington.

After the ceremony, she said she was now focused on getting to the Olympics in Rio in 2016.

“And we’ve got the world champs in August this year, so we keep on trucking on and each year is just a step towards Rio.”

Lisa accepted the insignia for the MNZM from The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae.

Photo - Courtesy NZ Herald
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