Carrington takes top honours at Maori sports awards

6:57 am on 25 November 2012

Olympian Lisa Carrington has been named the supreme winner at the Maori sports awards.

The 23-year-old, who won a gold medal in sprint canoeing at the London Games this year, also took the title for senior sportswoman on Saturday.

Carrington arrived at the ceremony in Auckland by helicopter, as she was busy taking part in a weekend of events.

Rower Storm Uru, who won bronze with Peter Taylor in the lightweight double sculls at the Olympics, collected the award for senior sportsman.

Swimmer Cameron Leslie, who won gold at the London Paralympics, was named disabled Maori sportsperson of the year.

The Maori sports coach category went to Waimarama Taumaunu for leading the Silver Ferns netball squad.

A total of 22 Olympians, three Paralympians and 14 world champion individuals and teams were nominated for awards.