Name: Tara Llanes
CAN Fund #150Women Recipient
Nickname: T or T-Rock
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Best Result: 5TH at 2018 World Championships
On The National Team Since (Year): 2018
How many hours do you workout/train/compete on average each day and how many days per week?
2-4 Hours a day / 5 days a week
How did you get involved in your sport?
Former bball Paralympian Amanda Yan and Richard “Bear” Peter
What is your favourite song to work out to?
I have SO many! Here’s a few…Body by Loud Luxury, In My Feelings by Drake, Pompeii – Audien Remix by Bastille, Audien, and Promises – David Guetta Remix by Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, and David Guetta
What is the best part about representing Canada?
Wearing that jersey that says CANADA across the front and knowing you’re representing the people of the amazing country you live in is one of the most unbelievable honors I will ever have.
How does being a CAN Fund #150Women recipient make a difference for you?
Being a professional athlete has so many ups and downs and with each of those you learn who you are and what you’re capable of. This journey is a massive gift and I take it seriously. This grant will help take such a weight off myself and my family so that I can focus on doing my job and doing it at 100% without the financial stress. Being a wheelchair athlete my body has seen it’s fair share of surgeries, being broken, and beat up. Getting the CAN fund #150Women grant I’ll now be able to get the chiropractic work, strength and conditioning, and massage that I need to keep my body feeling ready to for the next day or training.
Share three words to describe your Olympic journey.