Ella NICHOLAS (COK)

CKCook Islands
Age:
29 years
Languages:
English
Federation:
COOK ISLANDS CANOE ASSOCIATION (CICA)

Biography

Further Personal Information

PLACE OF RESIDENCE
Christchurch, New Zealand
OCCUPATION
doctor
HIGHER EDUCATION
MBChB - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
I began kayaking on the Wairoa river 5 minutes from my home in Tauranga. There was group coaching from Waimarino a water adventure park.
REASON FOR TAKING UP THE SPORT
My older brother already competed in Canoe Slalom and I went to watch him and it looked fun!
HOBBIES
Reading, boardgames, basketball
CLUB
Canoe Slalom Bay of Plenty
NAME OF COACH
Aaron Osborne
NATIONALITY OF YOUR COACH
New Zealand
SINCE WHEN HAVE YOU BEEN COACHED BY HIM/ HER?
2011
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT YEAR
2007
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COUNTRY
Brazil
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COMPETITION
World Championships
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT LOCATION
Foz du Iguazu
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN CAREER
Ian Mercer
TRAINING PARTNER(S)
Jane Nicholas, Bryden Nicholas, Shaun Higgins
HERO/IDOL
Bryden Nicholas - my older brother
SPORTING PHILOSOPHY/ MOTTO
Hakuna Matata
FAVOURITE PADDLING COURSE
London - Lee Valley
FAVOURITE FOOD
Chocolate
SPORTING RELATIVES
Ryan Nicholas - Rugby player