Paddler Profile 2014 – Emily Braggs

2014

NAME: Emily Braggs

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1998

CLUB: West Lakes Canoe Club

COACH: Peter Gargiulo

NICKNAMES: Emily

WHEN / WHERE / WHY DID YOU BEGIN IN THIS SPORT: Started as a TID, February 2013

GREATEST SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT: Making the Olympic Hopes team 2014

FUTURE GOALS: To make an Australian Team next year.

WHAT KEEPS YOU BUSY OUTSIDE OF KAYAKING? Netball, School

GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR CAREER: Jim Murphy, and the other people that I train with.

WHICH COMPETITOR DO YOU RESPECT MOST: Caitlin Burt – Polai  (Queensland Kayaker)

WHO INSPIRES YOU: Bethany Hamilton, (Shark attack survivor)

IF YOU WERE NOT A KAYAKER WHAT WOULD YOU BE: Netballer and all of the other sports I played.

FAVOURITE SPORT / OLYMPIC CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Going to the 50th Anniversary Ripcurl Pro at Bells Beach

BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED: Train how you want to race.

EDUCATION / EMPLOYMENT: Pembroke School

AWARDS / RESULTS:  West Lakes Canoe Club Best First Year Paddler 2014