Paris 2024 Sprint Canoe Team

Paris Bound

AllezAUS! (Let’s Go Australia!)

Our Paris 2024 Olympic Canoe Sprint Team has been announced, and we couldn’t be prouder of our own Yale Steinepreis on her Olympic Debut.

“There’s been a lot of work that’s been put into this moment, and I just can’t believe it,” she said.

“There were moments where I’d think maybe I’ve got this, but there were probably a lot more moments where I thought this isn’t going to happen. I never thought it was truly going to happen until now, now it’s real!

“I’ve relied on a lot of people to help me get to this point – lots of people from my home state Western Australia, obviously my family and the entire team at the AIS.

“Paris for us will be about dealing with the pressure – we’ve been at World Championships together two times now and performed, but lining up on an Olympic start line, I can’t even imagine what that will be like.

“I’m very lucky to paddle with some of my best friends, it will be something I’ll remember forever.” 

Twenty-six-year-old Yale joins a team of 11 amazing sprint paddlers.

Aly Bull, Alyce Wood and Riley Fitzsimmons will contest their third Games, with Bull and Wood equaling the most Australian Olympic appearances for Australia for sprint canoe women with Anna Wood (1992-2000).

Tokyo Olympic champions Tom Green and Jean van der Westhuyzen return for their second Olympic experience.

Yale, Ally Clarke, Ella Beere, Noah Havard, Pierre van der Westhuyzen and Jackson Collins will all make their Olympic debuts, with Collins continuing the legacy of his four-time Olympian paddler father Daniel.

Congratulations Yale and the team – We’ll all be cheering you on come July!

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