Alwyn Morris

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Alwyn Morris
Personal information
Born (1957-11-22) November 22, 1957 (age 59)
Kahnawake, Quebec
Sport
Country  Canada
Sport Canoe racing

Alwyn MorrisCM (born November 22, 1957) is a Canadian sprint kayaker. Morris' first notable canoeing accomplishment was winning the Canadian National Junior Title in 1977 for K-1 1,000m, as well as K-1 500m.[1] Morris was a medalist in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, winning a gold medal in K-2 1,000m, and a bronze medal in K-2 500m with partner, Hugh Fisher (canoeist).[2] On the podium of the 1984 Olympic Games Morris raised an eagle feather, representing honour, friendship and life.[3]

Morris also won two medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a silver (K-2 1000 m: 1982) and a bronze (K-2 500 m: 1983).

A member of the Mohawk nation in Kahnawake.[1] He received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award, now the Indspire Awards, in the sports category.[3] Morris was made a member of the Order of Canada in December 23, 1985 as recognition for his canoeing success, as well as his continued work with youths for organizations including Health and Welfare Canada's Native Drug Abuse Programme.[4]

On December 8, 2009 Morris carried the Olympic torch through Kahnawake, Quebec as part of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games torch relay.[5] 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame | Stories". www.sportshall.ca. Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Olympic Medalists | Canoe Kayak Canada". canoekayak.ca. Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Indspire | Alwyn Morris". indspire.ca. Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  4. ^ General, The Office of the Secretary to the Governor. "The Governor General of Canada". Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  5. ^ cdnolympicteam (2009-11-13). "Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Features Canadian Olympians". Official Canadian Olympic Team Website | Team Canada | 2016 Olympic Games. Retrieved 2017-03-26.