Liam Dohnt

Jr Sprint and Marathon Kayaker in Adelaide, Australia

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πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί AUSTRALIAN JNR REPRESENATAIVE 2018 πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

JNR AUST MARATHON K2 CHAMPION

JNR STATE MARATHON K1 CHAMPION

An aspiring Sprint, Marathon & Surf Ski Kayak athlete πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ living in Adelaide, Australia.πŸ’¦

Interests: fitness, sports. football, gaming, & movies.

I was identified through the SASI TID program in SA, 2015 πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ, there were over 7000 people tested that yr & it made the nightly news. πŸŽ₯

I was really excited at the idea of being a athlete, but not Kayaking,( I was really afraid 😰 of the water & I couldn't swim).

I was invited back for more testing, & thought I had a chance at being selected. I was hoping like crazy πŸ€ͺ that it was cycling. My mum, couldn't to go with me to for support because sick πŸ€• & had an operation. I told her, " NO WAY I was doing Kayaking, even if I was selected". But I will never forget what she said to me that day:

"Liam, what if your greatest success, lies behind your greatest fear?".

That was really challenging to me! (guess what i was selected for) πŸ˜‚.

I saw the "Patriot" at the info night, (Adam Van Koeverden - journey 2012 Olympics), πŸ“Ί I knew I wanted to take this sport as far as I possibly could go & represent my country at a world level. 🌏

I signed up that night & started training the next day (with a life jacket!) at West Lakes Canoe Club.

I train twice a day β˜€οΈ πŸŒ§β„οΈ, every day since joining (except Sunday, thats my rest day), & I have joined Grange Surf Life Saving Club 🌊(Surf Skis), & paddle with a really great coach and crew at Holdfast Bay Canoe Club for long distances. ⏱

My strength & conditioning coach, AndyπŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ, has trained me for 2 yrs. He's not just my coach, but mentor & friend 😎.

This journey is not just about me, its about people seeing that fear doesn't have to hold you back from trying &about connecting with other people & the part you play in their journey.

Winning gold πŸ₯‡at marathon nationals (with my K2 partner), gained me selection to represent Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί as a Jnr in the K2 event, at ICF Marathon World Cup 2018, Portugal ✈️.

I am part of a team, & I don't want to let anyone down.

Without supporters like you✊, I won’t have the chance to thrive, grow 🌱& compete ✈️ & be successful as I can be!

Every donation counts, no matter how small! πŸ™Œ

Thank you for your ongoing support & loyalty.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€

With permission I will update by email about equipment, training & competitions, & say thank you over my social media accounts.

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