Paddler Profile 2014 – Thomas Clarken

2014

NAME: Thomas Clarken

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1997

CLUB: West Lakes Canoe Club

COACH: Kris Lepianka

WHEN / WHERE / WHY DID YOU BEGIN IN THIS SPORT:   2010 with Sacred Hearts College kayaking programme

GREATEST SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT:   Admission into Olympic Hopes 2014

FUTURE GOALS:   None relative to canoeing

WHAT KEEPS YOU BUSY OUTSIDE OF KAYAKING?   School

GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR CAREER:   Roger French, for introducing me to canoeing.

WHICH COMPETITOR DO YOU RESPECT MOST:   Those in my peer group.

WHO INSPIRES YOU:  Sebastian Marczak.

IF YOU WERE NOT A KAYAKER WHAT WOULD YOU BE:   Still be a cyclist.

BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED:   Catch advice from Sebastian.

FAVOURITE QUOTE:    “I do drink a lot of cereal.” Harry Main

EDUCATION / EMPLOYMENT:    Sacred Heart Senior College.

AWARDS / RESULTS:   Podium placing at multiple canoe races at Nationals 2014