National Team: Junior
Hometown: Perth, WA
Current place of residence: Japan
Club: Swan Canoe Club
Coach(s): Zlatan Ibrahimbegovic
- How did you get into paddling?
My parents met through paddling so I grew up by the river watching my older siblings compete and train and doing recreational paddles with my family. When I became old enough to join the junior program at my club I began doing Slalom.
- What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far?
My results at the 2018 Junior and U23 World Championships at Ivrea last year where I ranked 5th in U18 WC1 is probably my biggest achievement so far.
- What keeps you busy outside of paddling?
Other than paddling I’m a high school student studying abroad in Japan.
- Who is the greatest Influence on your career?
My biggest influence on my career is my coach Zlatan Ibrahimbegovic. He’s always pushed me really hard and developed my paddling to what it is. My gym coach Brock and my siblings are also massive influences on my career, acting as my support and my training partners and my coaches, of course I wouldn’t be here without the support of my mum.
- How would your best friend describe you?
Someone who’s caring, relaxed and fun.
- Do you have any superstitions before a race?
I don’t have any, I just try and get my mind in the race zone and enjoy myself.
- What is your favourite course to paddle on?
Tacen whitewater course in Slovenia.
- Previous National Teams:
2016-present Australian Junior Team
5th C1 – ICF Junior World Championships (Ivrea, ITA)
5th K1 Teams – ICF U23 World Championships (Ivrea, ITA)
27th C1 – ICF Junior World Championships (Slovakia, SVK)
35th K1 – ICF Junior World Championships (Slovakia, SVK)
41st K1 – Junior World Championships (Krakow, POL)
29th C1 – Junior World Championships (Krakow, POL)
11th K1 Teams – Junior World Championships (Krakow, POL)
6th C1 Teams – Junior World Championships (Krakow, POL)
14th C1 – Oceania Championships (Penrith, NSW)
42nd K1 – Oceania Championships (Penrith, NSW)