Callum GILBERT (NZL)

NZNew Zealand
Age:
25 years
Federation:
NEW ZEALAND CANOEING FEDERATION INC.
Callum Gilbert

Biography

Further Personal Information

WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
Tauranga in 2008
REASON FOR TAKING UP THE SPORT
Always enjoyed kayaking on the flat water since i was young and one day tried white water kayaking and really like it so got into it more through my high school.
CLUB
Canoe Slalom Bay of Plenty
NAME OF COACH
Callum Gilbert
NATIONALITY OF YOUR COACH
New Zealand
SINCE WHEN HAVE YOU BEEN COACHED BY HIM/ HER?
2013
TRAINING REGIME
10-12 hours of training on the water as well as some gym and running. I believe it is about the quality of training not the quantity.
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT YEAR
2013
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COUNTRY
Slovenia
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COMPETITION
World Cup Tacen 2013
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT LOCATION
Ljubljana
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
Making the final in 2014 in Penrith U18 World Championships and finishing 8th.
PREFERRED POSITION / STANCE / STYLE / TECHNIQUE
Sitting upright
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN CAREER
Early Coach Paul Ferrus
TRAINING PARTNER(S)
All NZ Athletes
SPORTING PHILOSOPHY/ MOTTO
You are only as good as your last race
FAVOURITE PADDLING COURSE
Prague
FAVOURITE FOOD
Burgers
FAVOURITE MUSIC
Electronic
AMBITIONS
Win the World Championships and/or Olympics
AWARDS AND HONORS
Massey University Blues Award 2014