AIS Canoeing - Slalom - Katrina Lawrence
At the age of seven she sat with her father at the front of a canoe for the first time and, along with her sisters Jacqui and Rosalyn, she developed a passion for canoe slalom. All three sisters have gone on to represent Australia.
Lawrence moved to Emu Plains in Sydney to train at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium, which was built in preparation for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Her international debut in 2000 was in the women’s K1 slalom and since 2005 she has been an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.
In 2008, Lawrence was crowned overall winner of the World Cup Series, taking out the World Cup 3 gold medal in Augsburg, Germany.
Currently studying a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, Lawrence’s focus remains on medalling at world championship events and competing for Australia at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
• World Cup 4th ranking — 2009
• World ranking 7th — 2009
• 2nd at World Cup 2, Bratislava, Slovakia — 2009
• Winner overall of World Cup Series — 2008
• 1st at World Cup 3, Augsburg, Germany — 2008
• 9th at World Cup 2, Tacen, Slovenia — 2008
• 5th at Pre-world Championships, La Seu d’Urgell, Spain — 2008
• Australian Canoe Slalom Team member, 2005–10
• 1st at Oceania Continental Cup, 2005–07
• World ranking 10th — 2006
• 13th at Canoe Slalom World Championships — 2006
• 10th at World Cup 3, La Seu d'Urgell, Spain — 2006
• 11th at Canoe Slalom World Championships — 2005
• Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder — 2005–present
• NSW Institute of Sport
• Canoe Slalom National Centre for Excellence