Conlin McCabe

Name: Conlin McCabeConlin 2
CAN Fund recipient since 2014
Nickname: Big Dawg  
Hometown: Brockville, ON
Sport: Rowing
Best Result: 2012 Olympic Silver medal 
On The National Team Since (Year): 2006

Why are you proud to be Canadian?
I’m proud of all of the great Canadian athletes who inspired me to be my best, I’m proud of all of the great Canadian leaders around the world who are the best in their fields. Being Canadian means you have the ability to achieve something great.

When was the moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada? 
Watching the 2008 Olympics seeing the Canadian men’s 8+ win gold.

What are your words to live by or your motto?
Make it happen

Who is one person who has significantly impacted your life/journey? 
My mom Sharon has been extremely inspiring to me, she was a rower in high school and competed with her twin sister Sheila. 

Share 3 words that describe who that person is to you. 

What is your favourite thing about being on the road with your teammates?
How focused we can be on our competition, there is no better feeling than walking up to a race venue knowing you have done all of the work and are ready to perform.

Best advice you have received? Focus on the stroke you are on, not the one before or after.

Instagram: @conlinmccabe
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