Kristina Walker has done most of her competitive rowing for the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds since joining the novice team as a freshman.
In 2017 and 2018, she was in the eight that finished second at the Canadian University Rowing Championship as the Thunderbirds won the women’s national title both years. In 2018, she also finished second in the single sculls. That came at the end of the season that saw her have to stop rowing for three months after she slipped and bulged a disc in her L4/L5 vertebrae. After six months of rehab, she qualified for the FISU World Championship team and won silver in the double sculls for Canada in Shanghai.
Walker made her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 as a member of the women’s four that made it to the B final.
A Little More About Kristina
Getting into the Sport: Started rowing at age 19 in her first year of university in 2014… Joined the UBC novice rowing team after being on the school’s cross-country and track team… Outside Interests: Enjoys running… Was the president of the UBC student-athletes association… Finishing degree in Commerce at UBC… Launched a podcast called Difference Makers in 2021 to interview people who have made a difference in their profession or sport… Odds and Ends: Takes a shot of maple syrup before each race…
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Notable International Results
Olympic Games: 2020 - 10th (W4-)
FISU World University Championships: 2018 – SILVER (W2x)