Olivia Mew 🇨🇦
Name: Olivia Mew
Birth date: 15/12/1995
Sponsors: OM Movement Studio, Nuun Hydration
Years windsurfing: 10
Home spots: Cherry Beach, Toronto / Hanlans Point, Toronto / Kingston Yacht Club, Kingston
Favourite spots? Paros (GRE), Marseille (FRA), Weymouth (UK), Miami (USA).
Best results: 4th place in 2016 Weymouth World Cup., UK. 6th place 2019 Pan American Games, Peru.
Favourite quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world” (Gandhi)
What inspires you the most? I love how challenging windsurfing is. There are so many components including tactics, technique and physical fitness that make it both mentally and physically taxing. There is always something to improve which is what inspires me to keep training and competing. I love the feeling of being outdoors and especially on the water.
5 things you can’t live without? Noise cancelling headphones, yoga pants, foam roller, a smile.
What was your childhood ambition? Surprisingly I was a very unathletic child but I was driven to excellence in my academics and other extra-curricular activities. I never would have imagined I would become an Olympic athlete.
Personal summary: Aspiring to achieve the pinnacle of athletic excellence while enjoying every moment along the way. Qualified for 2016 Olympic Games, achieved 6th place at 2019 Pan American Games, and 2020 Olympic hopeful in windsurfing.
Other interests: Kiteboarding, SUP