Lisa Carrington of Ohope has won the supreme Maori Sports Person of the Year award tonight at the Maori Sports Awards in Auckland.
She was the country's first Olympic gold medal winner in women's sprint canoeing, and first ever winner of the women's K1 200m title.
The senior Maori Sportsman is rower Storm Uru of Cambridge.
Maori Sports Team of the Year are Joanne Kumeroa of Australia and Joel Henare of Gisborne for woolhandling, and Sports Coach is Waimarama Taumaunu of Wellington for netball.
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