“I want to have more knowledge about Canoe Slalom, sport management to be able to make an impact in canoeing in Asia” Sherry CHEN
Sherry is a Canoe women athlete who won Silver at the Asian Games in 2018 and 2014.
She has an inspiring story starting in a swimming pool in Taiwan and now racing against the best in the World across the globe.
Sherry wants to learn as much as she can about canoe slalom to be able to give back to this beautiful Olympic sport.
After graduating in Sport management in Taiwan, Sherry is now training full time to prepare in the hope of a selection to the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. On her path to excellence, she has learnt a whole lot as an athlete, a coach , head coach, and a race organiser.
She is always thrilled to have the privilege to race in Europe on Olympic venues, be part of the ICF Talent Identification Program.
Sherry would like the Asian countries to collaborate better so they can mutualise their efforts and resources to develop the sport in the Asian region, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan and China. Human ressources are there but they need still lack the knowledge to be able to run events efficiently. As she puts it, an Asian Cup organised by the Asian Canoe Confederation would be an exciting prospect!
Please enjoy the discussion with Sherry
You may want to listen to the ICF Canoe Slalom and White Water developement Coordinator Pierrick Gosselin here: