Born and raised in Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia, Jillian is currently a Senior Team member of the Canadian Sprint Kayak Team. She was a member of the 2004 Olympic Team in Athens where the crew finished with a Canadian best in 8th place. Jillian had great success as a Junior which quickly translated into her Senior career...
She was a member of the 2003 Pan American Games Team that raced in the Dominican Republic where she won a Gold medal in K4 500 metre and a Bronze medal in K1 500 metre. Four years later in 2007 Jillian returned to the Pan American Games in Brazil to capture a Gold medal in the K1 500 metre and a Bronze medal in the K4 500 metre. While on the Senior Team Jillian has competed at two Senior World Championships placing 5th in K1 1000m in Hungary in 2007. Jillian is currently in her final year at St. Mary’s University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy. She is also training for the Olympics in 2012 in London England.
Langues parlées: Anglais
Lieu de naissance: Middle Sackville, NS
Ville de résidence: Middle Sackville, NS
Sport: Kayak sprint en eaux calmes
Plat favori: Les fraises
Couleur preferée: Bleu
Quelle est votre plus grande réussite en tant qu'athlète?
8e place au K4 500m aux Jeux Olympiques d’Athènes en 2004.
Quelle est votre plus grande réussite au-delà des sports?
Obtenir mon diplôme avec honneurs à l’école Sacred Heart d’Halifax.
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Qui était votre inspiration quand vous étiez jeune?
My Olympic dream started in 1992 when I watched Caroline Brunet, a kayaker from Quebec, race K1 500m at the Olympic Games in Barcelona. Since then I have followed her career and have always admired her ability to stay at the top and be the best in Canada for so many years.
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