Andrew Russell



Banook Canoe Club

Languages spoken:


Idols (in sport or other):

My father

Favourite activities outside of sport:

Reading, writing, piano, other sports

Sibling(s) Name(s) (date of birth):

Ben, Ned, and Dave (all paddlers)

Training Location(s):

Lake Banook, Dartmouth, NS


Scott Oldershaw, Csom Latorovski, Tamas Buday Sr.

Senior national athlete since:


Nickname (s):


College/ University (year graduated):

Queen’s University

Focus of studies:


Favourite movies / TV shows:

Movies: Goodfellas, High Fidelity, The Sting TV: Modern Family, The Wire, Game of Thrones, True Blood

Pan Am Games results — all events, all Games:

2008 Olympic Games- 6th C-2 1000m, 5th C-2 500m

World Championship appearances – Best results by year:

2006- 2nd C-4 1000m, 5th C-2 200m
2007- 11th C-2 500m
2009- 8th C-2 1000m, 7th C-2 500m, 4th C-4 200m, 6th C-1 200m relay
2010- 7th C-2 1000m, 5th C-1 200m relay

Major awards (ex. CDN Player of Year, Hall of Fame inductee):

Three-time Nova Scotia Male Team Athlete of the Year

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2008 Beijing Canoe-Kayak - Sprint C-2 500m - Men5
2008 Beijing Canoe-Kayak - Sprint C-2 1,000m - Men6