Quick facts

Birthdate

August 18, 1988

Birthplace

St Catherines, ON

Residence

St Catherines, ON

Sport

Para Rowing

Experience

Rio 2016

Kristen Kit was the coxswain for Canada’s LTA4+ (mixed coxed four) that won the bronze medal the Paralympic Games in Rio. Kit also guided Canada to bronze at the 2015 World Championships in France and to seventh place at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

In 2017 and 2018 in able-bodied rowing, she returned as the coxswain for the women’s eight which won silver both years at the world championships.. Back in 2013 she helped Canada to bronze in women’s eights at the 2013 World Championships and bronze at the under-23 World Championships in 2010.

Kit began rowing in 2003 at the Sir Winston Churchill Rowing Club in St. Catharines, Ont. She says her proudest moment was winning a race as cox while representing the University of British Columbia at the Henley Royal Regatta.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Bronze medallist at 2016 Paralympic Games and 2015 world championships… competed at London 2012 Paralympic Games

 

PERSONAL

Kit’s favorite thing about rowing is the “blend of the teamwork needed to achieve a result, the advantage that skill and technique bring in a race, and of course racing itself.”

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2016 Paralympic Games LTA4+ 3rd

2016 World Cup LTA4+ 1st

2015 World Championships LTA4+ 3rd

2013 World Championships W8+ 3rd

2012 Paralympic Games LTA4+ 7th

2010 U23 World Championships W8+ 3rd

2009 U23 World Championships W8+ 4th

 

Paralympic Medals

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