Michelle RUSSELL (CAN)

CACanada
Age:
30 years
Federation:
CANOE KAYAK CANADA
Michelle Russell (CAN)

Biography

General Interest

Hobbies
Reading. (canoekayak.ca, 2014)
Hero / Idol
Her grandmother. (olympic.ca, 10 Aug 2014)
Other information
MENTOR
She was assigned an athlete mentor through the CIBC's Team Next project ahead of the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. Her mentor Kara Lang, the youngest player in history to be on Canada's football team, exchanged emails with her for a year. (cbc.ca, 29 Jun 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began paddling at age six.
Why this sport?
His mother signed her family up for lessons as a way to get some outdoor exercise. "I was actually a year too young to start paddling properly, but the club I was at had small numbers in registration so they just pushed me up and no one said anything.”
Club / Team
Cheema Aquatic Centre: Waverley, NS, CAN
Name of coach
Mike Kerrivan [personal]; Mark Granger [national]

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
27 June 1992
Height
166 cm
Weight
63 kg
Residence
Halifax, NS, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
English - Mount Saint Vincent University: Halifax, NS, CAN