December 01, 2013
Carrington dominates Maori sports awards
Lisa Carrington’s dominant form in this year’s ICF Canoe Sprint World Championship in Germany was enough to make her Maori sports person of the year for the second year in a row.
Carrington’s time of 39.522 seconds in the K1 200m final in August was the fastest of the tournament.
She was one of 20 Maori world champions recognised at the 23rd Maori Sports Awards in Auckland on Friday.
The senior Maori sportsman was wood chopper Jason Wynyard.
Former Netball New Zealand chief executive and now head of the Bulldogs rugby league club Raelene Castle won Maori Sports Administrator while Sean Horan was coach of the year for guiding the New Zealand Women’s Sevens team to victory in the World Series and Rugby World Cups.
A member of that team, Tyla Nathan-Wong, was Junior Maori sportwoman of 2013, while New Zealand Under 20 rugby team member Joe Edwards was named Junior Sportsman.
Paralympic gold medal swimmer and Wheel Blacks member Cameron Leslie won the Disabled Maori Sports Person title for the second year in a row while the Maori All Blacks' successful North American tour won it the best Maori Sports Team title.
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