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LARYSSA BIESENTHAL

Hometown: Walkerton, Ontario
Sport & Discipline: Rowing

BIG ACCOMPLISHMENTS
My two daughters sharing with new people they meet that their Mum has two Olympic Medals and coached at the Olympics!! I would share this with having my two daughters and winning my two Olympic medals!!

 

MEMORABLE EMOTIONAL MOMENT
My teammate being diagnosed with cancer and how that made me even stronger in my quest to live each day to its fullest.

 

WHY YOU LOVE SPORT
I love the holistic approach it gives you to the outlook on your entire life… when the body is sound it takes the mind with it. Also all the life lessons it teaches us along the way: resilience, determination, perseverance, courage, and FUN!!

 

WHY FAST AND FEMALE
Currently I have moved back from Australia where I coached at the Australian Institute of Sport and for Australia in the 2012 Summer Games. Moving to a new country and meeting new girls who were so excited to see a Mum, a medalist, and a coach made me want to join Fast and Female’s mission!