Name: Michael Sametz
First time CAN Fund Recipient
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Best Result: 2017, 2018 World Champion in MC3 Time trial (Road cycling)
On The National Team Since (Year): 2014
Who is one person who has significantly impacted your life/journey?
Dr. Adam Kirton. When I was a teenager his insight and research into cerebral palsy helped build and improve my own self confidence. My own perspective on the disability changed, as I saw how rewarding the improved independence I had when I was focused and patient on performing tasks with my affected side.
Tell us how they made a difference and share 3 words that describe who that person is to you.
What are your words to live by or your motto?
Remember to breathe, and trust the process
Best advice you have received?
To stay focused in the present moment, because it is not productive to stress over “what if” scenarios. You can only control your actions and must have confidence in your ability to respond to events as they unfold.
Biggest lesson you have learned to get to where you are today?
Trust the process even when it doesn’t seem like its working. Patience and discipline are a recipe for success.
What is your favourite tv series?
Corner Gas because its quintessential Canadian