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Quinn Thomson

Organization Canoe Kayak BC
Stage Learning to Compete
Coach Diane Tam
Age 21
Hometown Langley
Achievements I recently competed at National Team Trials#3 2018 and made the semi-finals repechage.
I was also alternate for Team BC at Canada Summer Games 2017 and I received the U14 Male Canoe Development Award in 2017.
Goals In 2021, I would like to make Canada Summer Games team. I would also like to make the Canadian Olympic Hopes team in 2019, and in 2020, I am going to try and make U23 Junior World Championships.
Story I started paddling in a Canoe Kids camp in 2013. As I started to progress in the sport, I attempted to use faster and less stable boats, but they had been all taken by the older athletes.

There was one boat in the shed that nobody wanted to use--the canoe--and I got hooked, and ever since the day I tried canoe, I stuck with it.

Sprint Canoe has taken me to much greater heights than I would've ever expected. My advice to anyone starting out is if the going gets rough, don't give up and keep trying.
Posted July 1, 2018
Grant received August 2, 2018

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