Erica SCARFF (CAN)

CACanada
Age:
26 years
Federation:
CANOE KAYAK CANADA
Erica Scarff (CAN)

Biography

Further Personal Information

BIOGRAPHY
Classification
KL3

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency (thestar.com, 15 Sep 2012)

Origin of Impairment
Acquired (mississauga.com, 01 Jul 2016)

Impairment Details
In 2008, she had her right leg partially amputated as a result of bone cancer. She had experienced no symptoms until she broke her leg at gymnastics practice. (mississauga.com, 01 Jul 2016; newswire.ca, 05 Mar 2010)

Awards
She was a Paralympic torch bearer ahead of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (newswire.ca, 05 Mar 2010)

PLACE OF RESIDENCE
Toronto, ON
HIGHER EDUCATION
Human Movement Studies - Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, CAN
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
She began paddling in 2013
REASON FOR TAKING UP THE SPORT
Para canoe coach Mari Ellery suggested that she try the sport when they both met at a prosthetic clinic.
CLUB
Balmy Beach Canoe Club [Toronto, ON, CAN]
NAME OF COACH
Mari Ellery [club]; Marc Creamer [national]
HERO/IDOL
Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox
OTHER INFORMATION
RankEventYearLocationResult
World Championships
6KL32016Duisburg, GER54.431
7KL32015Milan, ITA54.314
CLASSIFICATION
KL3