Ana Padurariu

Name:  Anne-Marie Padurariu 
CAN Fund #150Women Recipient
Nickname:  Ana 
Hometown:  Whitby, ON 
Sport: Gymnastics

Best Result: Silver on beam at 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Doha, Silver medal in the All Around at the 2019 Stuttgart World Cup.  

On the National Team Since (Year):  2015 

How does being a CAN Fund #150Women recipient make a difference to you? 
Being a CAN Fund recipient make me feel appreciated. The moment I was contacted by this organization I had the feeling that somebody really understands the effort that my parents, coaches and I have put in and still do to achieve my goal: participate in the Olympics.
The funding will bring some relief to the expenses related to my training, treatments and competitions.  

Our CAN Fund #150Women mantra is being EPIC, what does EPIC mean to you?  
Being EPIC means to achieve the impossible.  

What is your favourite tv series? 
The Office 

What are your words to live by or your motto? 
“You got this” are 3 words that I always repeat to myself on a daily basis

When was the moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada? 
The moment I was invited to travel with the team to my first international competition in Jesolo, Italy when I was 12. It was pretty amazing and I knew that this is what I want to do as a gymnast: be part of the National Team and represent Canada

What is your favorite thing about being on the road with your teammates?  
It is always fun to travel with the National Team: we support and encourage each other, we share the funny moments, sing, laugh, and take a lot of selfies.  

Instagram: @ana_padurariu