Two paddlers in a kayak, one pumps his fist(Carlos Acuña/Santiago2023 vía PHOTOSPORT)
(Carlos Acuña/Santiago2023 vía PHOTOSPORT)

Ian Gaudet


  • Won K-1 500m bronze at the 2021 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior World Championships
  • Competed at the 2022 and 2023 ICF Canoe Sprint U23 World Championships where his best result was a fifth-place finish in the K-1 500m in 2023
  • Won two gold (K-2 500m, K-2 1000m) and three silver (K-1 200m, K-4 200m, K-4 500m) medals for Team Nova Scota at the 2022 Canada Games

A Little More About Ian

Getting into the Sport: Began kayaking at age 11 to have fun and spend time in an outdoor activity with friends… Outside Interests: Attending Saint Mary’s University in Halifax part-time; pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Geology… Odds and Ends: Always brings home the flag of the nation he’s competing in… Collects spoons from his travels and always buys a magnet in each location…

Notable International Results

ICF Canoe Sprint U23 World Championships: 2023 – 5th (K-1 500m), 11th (K-2 500m); 2022 – 21st (K-2 500m), 17th (K-2 1000m), 12th (mix K-2 500m)

ICF Canoe Sprint Junior World Championships: 2021 - BRONZE (K-1 500m), 12th (K-1 1000m)