Lisa Darmanin

In her Olympic debut in Rio, Lisa Darmanin took home silver in the mixed multi-hull Nacra 17 class alongside teammate and cousin Jason Waterhouse.

 
Sitting in fourth prior to the decisive medal race, the Aussie duo jumped two places up the rankings after they crossed the line in second in the final race of the regatta behind New Zealand. The Sydneysiders were pipped for the gold medal by the Argentineans by a single point after the crew of Santiago Lange and Cecilia Carranza Sarouli finished the medal race in sixth as Austria's Thomas Zajac and Tanja Frank won the bronze.
 
Prior to Rio, the pair had been sailing together for eight years, having claimed their first overseas medal together in 2009 winning the ISAF Youth Worlds in Buzios, Brazil. They both grew up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and train at Middle Harbour Sailing Club.
 
2015 was a successful year for Darmanin and Waterhouse, winning the Rio Test Event and finishing second at the World Championships. Darmanin was also named Australian female sailor of the year in 2015.
 
Darmanin used to compete in Poetry Eisteddfods. Her heritage is 50% Maltese and 50% English.

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

Nacra - Mixed
Race 01 6 pts; 6th 6 6
Race 02 13 pts; 3rd 7 7
Race 03 17 pts; 3rd 4 4
Race 04 18 pts; 2nd 1 1
Race 05 19 pts; 1st 1 1
Race 06 24 pts; 1st 5 5
Race 07 39 pts; 2nd 15 15
Race 08 50 pts; 2nd 11 11
Race 09 61 pts; 1st 11 11
Race 10 62 pts; 1st 1 1
Race 11 74 pts; 1st 12 12
Race 12 91 pts; 4th (17) 17
Medal Race TP: 95 pts; NP: 78 pts; 2nd 4 2
Final Placing 2 / 20