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Adam Van koeverden

Updated:2008-07-24 10:55 | Source:

  Nationality: Canadian

  Gerder: Male

  Sport: Canoe/Kayak Flatwater

  Date of birth: 1982-01-29

  Experience:

  Won gold in the K1 500m at the 2007 World Championships in Duisburg, Germany, and collected the Lou Marsh Award as Canada's Outstanding Athlete of the Year in 2004. Aged 26, he is a member of the Burloak Canoe Club in Oakville, Ontario. An active all-round athlete, he indulges in cross-country skiing as part of his training regime and also likes snowboarding and mountain biking. Carried the Canadian flag at the Closing Ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where he won gold in the K1 500m and bronze in the K1 1000m. He is an ambassador for Right To Play, an organisation that uses sport to improve health, build life skills and foster peace for children and communities affected by war, poverty and disease.

Editor : Liu Anqi

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