Carrington leading NZ after historic Olympic success

Publish Date
Mon, 22 Aug 2016, 6:27AM
(Photosport)
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Carrington leading NZ after historic Olympic success

Publish Date
Mon, 22 Aug 2016, 6:27AM

Our most successful Olympic games ever are coming to a close.

Rio de Janiero bids farewell to thousands of athletes from around the world later this morning.

New Zealand's contingent will be led into Maracana Stadium by triple Olympic medallist Lisa Carrington.

She's been chosen as flag bearer for the closing ceremony after she became our first female athlete to win two medals at a single Olympic Games.

Carrington also joins Val Adams and Barbara Kendall as the only New Zealand women to have won three Olympic medals.

Chef de Mission Rob Waddell said Carrington’s performance reflects the success and values of the team. 

With 18 medals comprising four gold, nine silver and five bronze, these athletes have won more medals than any other New Zealand Olympic Team in history.

The tally is five more than our previous best.