Name: Kristen Kit
CAN Fund #150Women Recipient
Hometown: St.Catharines, ON
Best Result: Bronze Medal Paralympic Games 2016 (Canada’s first rowing medal at the Paralympics)
On the National Team Since (Year): U23 ‘09/’10 Sr. ‘12
How many hours do you workout/train/compete on average each day and how many days per week? On average, I train 6-8 hours per day (usually 2 rowing practices and a run or bike workout as well). 7 days per week.
Biggest lesson you have learned to get to where you are today?
Be Humble, but confident in my ability
What do you value most in your friends?
Best advice you have received?
Remember to have fun
When was the moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada?
I watched 1998 Winter Olympics with my family, and I remember the athletes had a massive Canadian flag at the closing ceremonies… I think a photo from the newspaper got stuck in my head, and made me want to be a part of something so unifying. When I saw that Canadian flag unfurled, a seed was planted.
What is your pre-game/pre-competition meal?
Espresso + A local treat or almond butter/raspberry jam on toast