Keven Smith-WorthylakeKeven started competing in boccia at an elite level on the Canadian National Team in 2010. Keven was born with cerebral palsy and competes in the BC1 category. Throughout his sport career, Ed Richardson has been the most influential person to him. Keven is a member of the Ottawa Odyssey Boccia Club, where he enjoys practising and playing against other members.
Keven trains six times a week, four days of on-court training and two days of strength/aerobic training, with mental training every day. As a relative newcomer to boccia, Keven has been able to work hard and attend the two Canadian Boccia Championships in 2010 and 2011, and Défi Sportif in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Since Keven started playing boccia last year, his highlight of his career has been winning a double gold (team and Individual) at the 2011 Canadian Boccia Championships. In addition to his double gold, Keven won a bronze medal (Individual) at the 2010 Canadian Boccia Championships. Keven was awarded the “Gilles Henry Spirit of the Games” award at the 2010 Canadian Boccia Championships.
Keven’s goal heading towards Guadalajara 2011 and London 2012 is to play like he knows he can. Ed Richardson is Keven’s coach and will lead him to both Games.