The Australian Canoeing 2015 Annual Awards were presented in Sydney on Saturday 14th November.
Two of our Victorian Paddlers were recognized and awarded for their achievements!
Congratulations to :
JUNIOR CANOEIST OF THE YEAR – OLYMPIC DISCIPLINE :
At the 2015 Canoe Sprint National Championships, Oliver won all but two events across the under 18 category. At the Junior World Championships, Oliver finished 7th in the final of the Men’s 1000m K1.
AWARD OF MERIT AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD :
Amanda achieved bronze in 2014 and came home and reinvented herself. She made changes to her diet, strength conditioning and intensity of padding. She endured major and numerous changes to the vital set up and fittings in the boat. She embraced all the radical changes with enthusiasm.
Based in Melbourne, Amanda has made the commitment for improvement in the K1 for paracanoe and has sacrificed time with family and friends to relocate to the Gold Coast in pursuit of her goal, world champion. This year she achieved her goal claiming World Championship Gold.
Amanda is a great ambassador for paracanoe and a fantastic role model for all athletes.
Canoeing Victoria would like to extend our congratulations to the above paddlers for their fantastic achievements and encourage other Victorian paddlers to continue striving to be the best paddler they can be.