Aimee FISHER (NZL)

NZNew Zealand
Age:
26 years
Federation:
NEW ZEALAND CANOEING FEDERATION INC.
Aimee FISHER

Biography

Further Personal Information

NICKNAME
Fish, Big-Fish, Gold-Fish
PLACE OF RESIDENCE
Auckland
OCCUPATION
Athlete
HIGHER EDUCATION
Currently studying Bachelor of Arts at Massey University
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
I started paddling when I was 12 years old as cross training for canoe polo
HOBBIES
Waka Ama, mentoring, coaching, cycling
CLUB
Hawke's Bay
NAME OF COACH
Ben Bennett
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT YEAR
2015
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COUNTRY
Italy
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COMPETITION
World Cup
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT LOCATION
Milan
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
Winning the U23 K1 200m and 500m at World Championships in 2017. That was my last competition with my coach Rene Olsen and it was the perfect way to finish. 
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN CAREER
My Dad. He took me to training every time... when I would get out of bed in the morning that is! Kayaking has always been our thing. He would film me at paddling and then put in slow-mo next to Adam van Koerverden so I could copy his technique.
HERO/IDOL
Lisa Carrington, coming up through juniors and a kiwi dominate the sport was so inspiring. It made me think "if she can do it, so can I."
SUPERSTITIONS/ RITUALS/ BELIEFS
I like to write 'BIG FISH' on my knuckles and draw a fish on my hand. It always puts a smile on my dial when I line up to race.
SPORTING PHILOSOPHY/ MOTTO
Lift others as you climb
FAVOURITE PADDLING COURSE
Florida has to be my favourite. A couple of times we got to paddle with dolphins!!!
FAVOURITE FOOD
Buuuurrgers
FAVOURITE MUSIC
Six60
AMBITIONS
Olympic gold medal
AWARDS AND HONORS
Combined Canoe Sprint Athlete of the Year with Lisa Carrington 2017
OTHER SPORTS
Waka ama