Thomas Hughes

National Team: Junior

DOB: 07/05/2000
 Balgowlah, Sydney
Institute/Academy: NSWIS
Club:  Salty Paddlers
Coach: David Kennedy
Nickname: Hughsey

  • How did you get into paddling?
    My first coach, Nick Dawe, asked me to join the Salty Paddlers from surf life saving.
  • What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far?
    Making the 2018 Junior World Champs team.
  • What keeps you busy outside of paddling? What is your current occupation and/or university degree?
    Surfing and I’m in my final year of school.
  • Who has been the greatest influence on your career?
    Mum and Dad.
  • How would your best friend describe you?
    Kind, relaxed, chilled and reliable.
  • Do you have any superstitions before a race?
  • What is your favourite course to paddle on?
    Racice, Czech Republic.
  • Previous National Teams: Olympic Hopes (2017), Asia Pacific (2018), Junior World Championships (2018)


International Results

Asia Pacific
Gold (K4 500) – Asia Pacific Sprint Cup (Adelaide, AUS)
Silver (Mixed 200 Relay) – Asia Pacific Sprint Cup (Adelaide, AUS)
4th (K4 1000) –  Asia Pacific Sprint Cup (Adelaide, AUS)
5th (K2 500)  – Asia Pacific Sprint Cup (Adelaide, AUS)

Olympic Hopes
8th (K4 500) – Olympic Hopes Regatta (Racice, CZE)

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