Name: Krystina Alogbo
CAN Fund Recipient Since: 2010
Sport: Water Polo
2005 World Championship Bronze Medalist
2009 World Championship Silver Medalist
3x Pan Am Games Silver Medalist (2015, 2011, 2007)
Hometown: Montreal, QC
How does being a CAN Fund Recipient make a difference for you?
I originally applied seeking CAN Fund help to assure I stick to my necessary nutrition and health supplements due to my diagnosis of Lupus. Where I also now realized another expense needed to avoid more physical problems are my orthodox which cost me nearly $600. Thanks to CAN Fund I am able to train at my best each day and achieve my optimal goal and qualify for the Olympics.
Share 3 words to describe what CAN Fund is to you.
Loyal, Understanding, Dedicated
Think of someone who has impacted your life. Share 3 words on who they are to you:
My sister – Resilient, Strong, Fighter
She continues to be the role model and the strongest women I know. She helped raised my 3 brothers and I as my mother was a single working parent. From then to this day she is repeating history and raising 4 growing boys while herself now being a working parent.
What advice would you give to young kids or adolescents about following their dreams?
Life will throw you many challenges on the way that you will not always overcome to your liking or understanding. But learning from them and grasping on to the successful and accomplished ones will be the key to accomplishing your dreams.
What is the biggest hurdle you have overcome to get to where you are today?
The loss of my brother has been probably the biggest hurdle in my life. Losing my brother was then followed by not qualifying for the 2012 Olympics.
What is the best part of representing Canada?
Every day you know you are part of something big. The kids, supporters, family and friends are proud of you no matter what the results and are always following and cheering for you.
What is next? What are your current goals?
Right now we are getting ready for this summer season. Which is World League Finals in June, the Pan Am Games at the beginning of July followed by World Championship at the end of July. My goals are to enjoy each competition with my teammates and take it one competition at a time. As we are in a process phase and getting ultimately ready for the Olympic Qualifier in March of 2016.
What is your favourite quote or words to live by?
“Reflection is a better part of a champion”
What is your favourite recipe?
Steak Salad – with spinach, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, olive oil, balsamic, sliced parmesan cheese with filet mignon sliced medium rare.