Kieanna Stephens of Surrey wins RBC Training Group compeition

With the buzz of Olympics still in the hearts and minds of all Canadians, we must now patiently wait for the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Japan. Nobody else will be eagerly anticipating the games more then the next generation of athletes vying for a chance to compete on the big stage. Surrey has its very own prospect who will be counting down the days for her shot at her Olympic dream.

16-year old Kieanna Stephens is a rowing prospect that beat out her competition and was selected by the RBC Training Ground program to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and experience the 2016 Olympic summer Games.

Sponsored by CBC, RBC, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Olympic Foundation, this program is meant to test our young up-and-coming athletes on speed, endurance, power and strength, in the hopes of finding the next generation of Olympic Champions. The reason for targeting these young talented athletes early is to find out what their strengths are and to provide options in sports they may not have considered before.

Linking young talent with high-performance directors and coaches will take these Olympic hopefuls to the next level with could include additional funding to help them reach their goals of becoming an Olympian. Although rowing is a fairly new sport for Kieanna, this Surrey native is on track to making the Junior Canadian Rowing team next summer.

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As Reported By: CBC news
Posted On: February 21, 2016
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