Kate ECKHARDT (AUS)

AUAustralia
Age:
25 years
Federation:
PADDLE AUSTRALIA
Kate ECKHARDT

Biography

Further Personal Information

PLACE OF RESIDENCE
Hobart, Australia but also in Penrith a lot and in Europe for the winter
OCCUPATION
Student/athlete
HIGHER EDUCATION
Finished high school in 2015
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
My dad introduced me to the sport from a young age
HOBBIES
Rock climbing, bush walking
CLUB
Derwent canoe club
NAME OF COACH
Myriam Fox
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COMPETITION
2017 Pau world championships
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
Silver medal at junior world championships 2014 or 7th place Ivrea world cup 2017
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN CAREER
My dad who got me into the sport and has always been very involved in the federation and supporting me in many ways
SUPERSTITIONS/ RITUALS/ BELIEFS
I always splash my face around 30 second before my start
SPORTING PHILOSOPHY/ MOTTO
Be the best you can be and love what you do
FAVOURITE PADDLING COURSE
I like lots of courses for different reasons but Ivrea is a place that stands out, I love the challenge of the water and the atmosphere of the town
FAVOURITE FOOD
Cashews
FAVOURITE MUSIC
The circle of life, lion king
AMBITIONS
Make a final at the world championships and world cup medal
AWARDS AND HONORS
Australian canoeing Olympic category junior athlete of the Year 2014
SPORTING RELATIVES
My father races the 1992 Olympics in C1
OTHER SPORTS
I did gymnastics until i was 17