Linnea Stensils (SWE)

SESweden
Date of birth:
8 March 1994
Languages:
Swedish, English, understand Norwegian and Danish
Federation:
SVENSKA KANOTFÖRBUNDET SKF
Linnea Stensils (SWE)

Biography

Further Personal Information

NICKNAME
Stensils
WEBSITE
http://www.stensils.se
PLACE OF RESIDENCE
I live in Vaxholm, Sweden but travel a lot on camps during winter time
OCCUPATION
studying economics
HIGHER EDUCATION
Economics
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
I started paddling in Vaxholm when I was about 6 years old. Both of my elder sisters started and I couldn't wait to be as cool as them and their friends.
HOBBIES
I love to be active and try new stuff. Drinking coffee, hanging with friend and family and spending time outside, preferably close to the water.
CLUB
Vaxholms KS
NAME OF COACH
Åsa Eklund
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COMPETITION
World Cup in Duisburg 2012, I did K2 with my sister
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
My 7th place at the Rio Olympics is probably one of my most memorable achievements so far. I had an amazing experience both on and outside the course. I didn't expect to make the final even though I really wanted to so in that way it was very memorable and a proud moment.
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN CAREER
My two elder sisters who got me into this sport and who always got to do things before me that I at that time dreams about doing one day, Ex, winning National championships, Going to Nordic championships, racing junior Europeans and so on.
HERO/IDOL
Anders Gustafsson has always been my idol and also Lisa Carrington cause they are both very inspirational, nice people and great athletes.
SUPERSTITIONS/ RITUALS/ BELIEFS
I try not to be very superstitious and I try to not make every preparation for a race exactly the same.
SPORTING PHILOSOPHY/ MOTTO
I will to find my own way to the top, and not give up till i have beaten the very best
FAVOURITE PADDLING COURSE
My favourite place to paddle is around my summerhouse in the Archipelago of Stockholm. It is very beautiful around the islands and paddling there always reminds me of why I love kayaking and this sport.
FAVOURITE FOOD
Pancakes, Always!
FAVOURITE MUSIC
Depends on my mood.
AMBITIONS
I want to see how fast I can paddle my boat and I dream about winning a gold medal at the world championships and the Olympics
AWARDS AND HONORS
kayaker of the year in Sweden 2016
SPORTING RELATIVES
My sister, Julia Stensils competed at a world senior level but quit in 2013
OTHER SPORTS
I did athletics and cross-country skiing. Also been doing the surf ski off-season.