Olivia Mew Olympic Campaign
Olivia's passion for water sports first developed by growing up on Toronto Island. She first fell in love with the sport of competitive paddling at age 7 at the Toronto Island Canoe Club. After continuing the sport for 7 years she claimed the title of provincial champion in C1, C4 and C15.
In 2010, Olivia learned how to windsurf out of the Toronto Windsurfing Club at age 14. Over the next year, she learned to race on the Bic Techno 293, the official youth Olympic class. Olivia advanced quickly and started racing on the Olympic Class (RS:X) in March 2012.
Olivia became a member on the Canadian Sailing Team in 2015. During this year she was asked to be the inspiration for the face of the 2015 Adventure Series Coin Collection from the Royal Canadian Mint.
In August 2015, Olivia claimed the title of top Canadian female and third woman in North America. She qualified the country a spot in the 2016 Olympic Games in January 2016. May 29th 2016 Olivia was re-selected for a Development Card on the Canadian Sailing Team.
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Olivia Mew is a member of the Toronto Windsurfing Club that is on the Canadian Olympic Team, she is working towards the 2020 Olympics that will likely be in Madrid in Sailing Womens RS:X.
Latest News from Olivia : the 2016 Weymouth Sailing World Cup was held June 6-12 held in Weymouth/Portland, England in the same waters as the London 2012 Olympics.
Olivia had a stellar result finishing 4th!
"Going into the medal race I was only one point ahead of 5th place, making for a challenging last day. I coped well with the stress and managed to hold onto my lead, placing 4th in the double point medal race. I’m very happy with my result here, achieving a new personal best in an international fleet. Although we were the smallest fleet competing, we were certainly a strong group of women, including the current world champion, and 3 past youth world champions. Considering my current health status and small number of years sailing, I performed well beyond expectations in this competition."
"I’ve made a ton of progress over the past month, including a lot of technical changes that have increased my speed tremendously. Many thanks to Farrah for coaching me – it’s been a blast!"
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