Katie VINCENT (CAN)

CACanada
Age:
25 years
Federation:
CANOE KAYAK CANADA
Katie VINCENT

Biography

Further Personal Information

NICKNAME
Katie
PLACE OF RESIDENCE
Halifax, NS
OCCUPATION
Athlete, Student
HIGHER EDUCATION
Human Movement Studies - Dalhousie University: Halifax, NS, CAN
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
She began paddling at age 10
REASON FOR TAKING UP THE SPORT
She signed up for a youth programme because her older brother Chris and some of her friends had joined
CLUB
Mississauga Canoe Club: Canada
NAME OF COACH
Kyle Jeffrey [personal], CAN; Rob Stott [national], CAN
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT YEAR
2012
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COUNTRY
Brazil
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COMPETITION
Pan American Championships
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT LOCATION
Rio
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN CAREER
Coach Kyle Jeffery
SUPERSTITIONS/ RITUALS/ BELIEFS
Her paddle has to be taped a certain way so that she knows where to place her hands
AMBITIONS
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
AWARDS AND HONORS
She was named the 2013 Female Amateur Athlete of the Year in Mississauga, ON, Canada. (Facebook page, 12 Aug 2015) She was flag bearer for Team Ontario at the closing ceremony of the 2013 Canada Games in Sherbrooke, QC, Canada. (makeachamp.com, 2015)
OTHER INFORMATION
LOBBYIST She was one of the leading canoeists lobbying for the inclusion of the women's canoe sprint events at the Olympic Games. "Mostly because male canoe is in the Olympics and there's also women's kayak and men's kayak, [women's canoe] is kind of the missing piece of the puzzle. There are people you talk to and explain the inequality that has been there and it is mostly surprising and shocking." (mississauga.com, 21 Jan 2016)