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Andrew Russell
  • Born: 01/26/1983
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 84kg
  • Birthplace: , Nova Scotia

Club:

Banook Canoe Club

Languages spoken:

English

Idols (in sport or other):

My father

Favourite activities outside of sport:

Reading, writing, piano, other sports

Sibling(s) Name(s) (date of birth):

Ben, Ned, and Dave (all paddlers)

Training Location(s):

Lake Banook, Dartmouth, NS

Coach(es):

Scott Oldershaw, Csom Latorovski, Tamas Buday Sr.

Senior national athlete since:

2006

Nickname (s):

Aruss

College/ University (year graduated):

Queen’s University

Focus of studies:

Politics

Favourite movies / TV shows:

Movies: Goodfellas, High Fidelity, The Sting TV: Modern Family, The Wire, Game of Thrones, True Blood

Pan Am Games results — all events, all Games:

2008 Olympic Games- 6th C-2 1000m, 5th C-2 500m

World Championship appearances – Best results by year:

2006- 2nd C-4 1000m, 5th C-2 200m
2007- 11th C-2 500m
2009- 8th C-2 1000m, 7th C-2 500m, 4th C-4 200m, 6th C-1 200m relay
2010- 7th C-2 1000m, 5th C-1 200m relay

Major awards (ex. CDN Player of Year, Hall of Fame inductee):

Three-time Nova Scotia Male Team Athlete of the Year

Olympic Highlights

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2008 Beijing Olympic Summer GamesCanoe-Kayak - Sprint C-2 500m - Men - 5
2008 Beijing Olympic Summer GamesCanoe-Kayak - Sprint C-2 1,000m - Men - 6
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