Caitlin Ryan

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Caitlin Ryan (born 9 February 1992) is a New Zealand canoeist.

Ryan was born on 9 February 1992 in Takapuna, a suburb of North Shore.[1][2] Aged 5, she joined the Red Beach Surf Life Saving & Squash Club on the Hibiscus Coast north of Auckland, where she later competed in surf competition. By age 14, she had qualified as a life guard.[3] She has won numerous titles at the New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships.[3] At the 2015 Canoe World Cup in Portugal, she won gold in the Women's K-4 500 metres event, and silver in the Women's K-2 500 metres event.[3] She represented New Zealand at the Women's K-4 500 metres event, alongside Jaimee Lovett, Kayla Imrie and Aimee Fisher at the 2016 Summer Olympics. After having trained together for just 18 months, the young crew achieved a fifth place in the medal race.[4]


  1. ^ "Caitlin Ryan". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Caitlin Ryan". Rio2016. 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "World Cup Kiwi kayaker Caitlin Ryan tastes gold". Rodney Times. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Kiwi kayak quartet finish fifth". The New Zealand Herald. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.