After watching Lori-Ann Meunzer win a gold medal for Canada on the track in the 2004 Olympics in Greece, my quest for Gold began. At the age of 15, I started cycling on the road; however, I soon realized my strength lay in my sprint abilities. So a year later, when I heard about the new track opening in London, the Forest City Velodrome, I attended a day camp and found my calling. In spite of crashes and injuries, I have become stronger and more competitive every year.
In my first year at Canadian Nationals as a Junior, I was disappointed to come home with three bronze medals. In my second year I improved my effort, and came home with a Gold in the Keirin and 2 Silvers. Since entering the Elite category the following year, I have won numerous National Titles in the Sprint, Keirin, and team sprint.
In 2012, I was selected to be Canada’s sole representative in the Men’s Keirin event at the London Olympics. The experience of my first Olympics has given me even more motivation to continue to push myself to the limit in training, and subsequently set new personal bests in my performance.
Most recently, at the 2013 Pan-American Championships, I set a new Canadian Record in the 200m(9.802 seconds) and won a silver medal in the Sprint event. I hope to build upon these results, as the Toronto 2015 Pan-Am Games, and 2016 Olympics in Rio inch closer and closer!