Lea Baldoni paddles her kayak through a whitewater slalom courseCKC/Canoephotography.com

Léa Baldoni


  • Won silver in the U23 women’s K-1 event at the 2023 Pan American Championships 
  • Competed at both the U23 and senior ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in 2021, 2022, and 2023 
  • Was a semifinalist in the women’s K-1 event at the 2022 and 2023 U23 World Championships 
  • Made her ICF World Cup debut in her hometown of Pau, France in November 2020; advanced to the K-1 semifinals and won silver in the kayak cross event 
  • Younger brother Alex is also a member of Canada’s canoe/kayak slalom national team 
  • A dual citizen of Canada and France; in 2019 announced her intention to compete for Canada, her mother Christine’s home country

Notable International Results

ICF World Championships: 2022 – 44th (K-1); 2021 - 48th (K-1)

ICF U23 World Championships: 2023 – 21st (K-1); 2022 – 27th (K-1); 2021 – 33rd (K-1)

COPAC Pan American Championships: 2023 - SILVER (K-1 - U23)