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Alexa Irvin


• Won K-4 500m gold at the Guadalajara 2011 Pan Am Games, her first career senior international competition
• Won two medals at the 2018 Pan American Championships, after she raced at the national team trials with just two and a half weeks to prepare following a health issue
• Competed at the U23 world championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015
• Represented Team Nova Scotia at the 2009 Canada Summer Games, winning two gold medals


Getting into the Sport: Started kayaking at age 12 after being a competitive swimmer and running track… Focused exclusively on kayak after a herniated disc in her back when she was 15… Outside Interests: Volunteers as an ambassador for Fast and Female… Hobbies include cross-country skiing, knitting, cooking, and relaxing with a good book and a coffee…

Notable International Results

Pan American Games: 2011 – GOLD (K-4 500m)

ICF U23 World Championships: 2015 – 5th (K-4 500m), 15th (K-2 500m); 2014 – 8th (K-4 500m), 9th (K-2 500m); 2013 – 8th (K-4 500m), 9th (K-2 500m)

Pan American Championships: 2018 – SILVER (K-2 1000m), SILVER (K-4 1000m);