Name: Georgina Collin
National team: Senior
Hometown: Perth, Western Australia
Current place of residence: Prague, Czech Republic
Club: Ascot Kayak Club
How did you get into paddling: I saw an ad for it in the school newsletter and decided to try it out, around the same time I start the have problems with my knees in my athletics and I decided paddling was the best sport for me.
What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far: Bronze medal in U23 K1W teams 2019, 11th place world cup 3 2017
What keeps you busy outside of paddling? I’m in my last year studying physiotherapy and I also compete in canoe slalom.
Who has been the greatest influence on your career? My coach, Zlatan Ibrahimbegovic, who has coached me since I was 12.
How would your best friend describe you? Stubborn, dedicated and very good at baking.
Do you have any superstitions before a race? I always braid my hair and talk with my coach (whether in person or over the phone).
What is your favourite course to paddle on? Augsburg and Moutathal.
Previous National Teams: Junior Team; 2013,2015. U23 Team; 2017, 2019. Senior Team; 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019