Paddler Profile 2016 – Liam Dohnt

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NAME: Liam Dohnt                                                            

YEAR OF BIRTH: 2001

COACH:  Nicholas Bulmer

At what age did you start paddling and how did you become involved in the sport? 

2015, Age 14, I started paddling with a program from SASI

What or who inspires you to train / compete?

Adam Van Koeverden and Nicholas Bulmer

What is your preference – individual boats or team boats, and why? 

Individual, so I have the chance to improve my technique well as improving my race plans.

What race distance do you prefer, and why? 

I haven’t really figured out what distance I like best.

What has been your biggest accomplishment(s) in the sport? 

Making finals at the state regatta for 200m, 500m and 1000m.

What is your favourite thing about the sport? 

How enjoyable the sport is and the culture.

What is your next sporting goal? Making nationals

Which competitor do you respect most? Adam Van Koeverden

Best advice you have ever received? “Pain lets me know I’m working hard” -Adam Van Koeverden

If you were not a kayaker what would you be:   Football player

Achievements / results: Finals at state regatta for 200m, 500m and 1000m