Michael Sametz

Name: Michael Sametz Michael Sametz 1
First time CAN Fund Recipient
Nickname:  Mike 
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Sport: Para-Cycling

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 KirtonWhen 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 momentbecause 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  

Instagram: @mikeysammer 
Twitter: @mikeysammer