Paris Olympics 2024: Kayak queen Lisa Carrington hints Paris 2024 in her sights

New Zealand's most successful Olympian is eyeing more gold.

Kayaker Lisa Carrington won three gold medals at this year’s Tokyo Olympics, adding to her two victories at London 2012 and Rio 2016, where she also took bronze.

Relatively quiet since returning home from her record medal haul in August, Carrington has signalled her future intentions with six words on social media.

Posting a picture of her paddling on the still waters of Cambridge, Carrington writes "the next adventure awaits… Paris 2024".

Speculation before, during and after the Games suggested the 32-year-old could retire after more than a decade of dominance

The Tauranga-native got engaged to long-term partner Michael Buck in March, and with a wedding pencilled in for 2022, it looked as though Carrington may hang up her paddle and settle into regular life.

But the lure of further accolades in France appears to have motivated the Kiwi champion to achieve unprecedented success.

Carrington became New Zealand's most decorated Olympian in Tokyo, overcoming a demanding schedule to take gold in the K1 200, K1 500 and K2 200 (with Caitlin Regal) to lift her career medal tally to six.

She also anchored the K4 500 crew that finished agonisingly close to bronze in the final.