Christabel Nettey

Name: Christabel NetteyChristabel
CAN Fund  #150Women Recipient
Hometown: Surrey, BC
Sport: Athletics
Event: Long Jump
Best Result: 2016 Olympian, Pan American Games (2015) Gold and Commonwealth Games (2018) Gold 
On The National Team Since (Year): 2013

Who is one woman who has significantly impacted your life/journey?
Tell us how she made a difference and share 3 words that describe who that person is to you.
My mom! She is my inspiration. I’m constantly motivated by her work ethic and her kind nature.
Best Friend

How does being a CAN Fund #150Women recipient make a difference for you
I love being a professional athlete and getting to pursue athletics as a career. The reality however is that the training, treatment, and travel required to be the best in one’s event and reach the podium are expensive. I am truly blessed to have been selected as a CAN Fund #150Women recipient as the support the fund offers will fill a financial gap as I continue my pursuit of a podium finish at the 2020 Games.

What is your favourite quote?
“She believed she could, so she did” – R.S. Grey

How did you get involved in your sport?
I used to race the boys at school and I must have been fast because a teacher told my parents that they should put me in a track and field club.

When was the moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada? I was 14 years old competing at the Mt. SAC Relays and saw Angela Whyte (Canadian Olympian 100m Hurdles) wearing the same spikes as me. I knew it was a sign!

Instagram: @queenchristabel