Name: Scott Gow
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Favourite Sports Memory: Cross Country Skiers Alex Harvey and Devon Kershaw winning gold in the World Championship Team Sprint. It was an awesome moment for Canada and for Nordic sport.
How you got involved in your sport: Through a summer camp at COP. One of the sports was Biathlon, I loved it, and signed up the next day.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: After competing at my first World Juniors and feeling the pride in racing for your country.
Favourite Quote: “Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even” ~ Muhammad Ali
Best Result: 8th place World Championships Relay
Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be: Basically anything I’ve learned over the years about smart training, good recovery and staying healthy. All of those contribute to me being the best I possibly can.
Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you: It would be both my parents. They have had more of an impact on me than any single athlete or coach, and they are responsible for teaching me how to be a good athlete and stay dedicated to my sport
Have you read any articles or books or watched any videos or movies recently that really inspired you: I recently read a book titled “The power of positive thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale. It isn’t a sport-specific book, but it taught me a lot about the power of self-confidence and positive thinking in life, and how it can be applied to make someone better at what they do. It was a very motivational read, and changed my outlook and perspective on myself and my sport.
Fun Facts: I lived in Mexico for 3 years when I was seven and am fluent in Spanish. Living there was one of the greatest experiences of my life.