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Kia Byers

Kia Byers
  • Born: 10/06/1987
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 172cm
  • Weight: 72kg
  • Birthplace: Regina, Saskatchewan

Club:

Wascana Racing Canoe Club

Languages spoken:

English. I am trying to learn French.

Idols (in sport or other):

My family. Each one has a special gift and whenever i run into problems they know how to help me deal with them. Without them I woudln’t be who I am and therfore i wouldn’t be here.

Favourite activities outside of sport:

I enjoy cooking, going to my cabin, being outdoors, watching football and being around people having fun.

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

Kyra Selinger, 17 Kavis Selinger, 14 Kansys Selinger, 6

Training Location(s):

Wascana Lake, Regina. Rideau Canal, Ottawa. Olympic Basin, Montreal. The Banana River, Melbourne Florida.

Coach(es):

Dave Robertson, Fred loyer and Kenna Robins.

Senior national athlete since:

2007

College/ University (year graduated):

University of Regina- In progress

Focus of studies:

Education

Org./ charities supported:

Adopt-An-Athlete program

Other sports participated in:

Basketball, until I was 17.

Favourite quote / motto:

” Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, an hour or a day. If I quit however, that act stays with me forever.” Lance Armstrong, Its not about the Bike.

Canadian, World or Olympic records held (at any time):

2005
Juvenile K-4 500m; still standing
Juvenile K-1 200; broken 2007

National titles (include event, year):

15+ 2001-2010

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2009:

Bronze at the World Championships

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2008:

Moved up to 3rd in the Country in terms of all Women’s kayak in Canada.

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2007:

Gold and Bronze at the Pan-American games

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2006:

Getting carded for the first time.

Pan Am Games results — all events, all Games:

Gold in the K-2 500 in 2007
Bronze in the K-4 500 in 2007

World Championship appearances – Best results by year:

2009- Bronze medal in the K-1 4×200 Relay
2010- K-1 200 12

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