Sophia Jensen


  • Finished sixth in the women’s C-1 200m at the 2023 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships which qualified an Olympic spot for Canada in the event for Paris 2024; also won bronze in the non-Olympic women’s C-4 500m event  
  • Won two medals in non-Olympic events at the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia: C-1 500m silver and C-4 500m gold
  • Competed at her first senior ICF World Championships in 2021; reached the A finals in C-2 200m and C-2 500m   
  • Competed at four editions of the ICF Junior & U23 World Championships (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021) and is a six-time junior world champion and three-time U23 world champion
  • Won two silver medals (C-1 200m, C-1 500m) at the 2017 Junior World Championships
  • Won three gold medals (C-1 200m, C-1 500m, C-2 500m) at the 2018 and 2019 Junior World Championships
  • Won two gold (C-1 200m, Mix C-2 500m), one silver (C-4 500m) and one bronze (C-2 500m) at the 2021 U23 World Championships
  • Won one gold (C-4 500m), one silver (Mix C-2 500m), and two bronze (C-1 200m, C-2 500m) at the 2022 U23 World Championships

A Little More About Sophia

Getting into the Sport: Started training in canoe at age 12 and began competing at age 13… Outside Interests: Likes to draw, ski and bike… In the off-season competes in cross-country running and skiing… Odds and Ends: Inspired by Olympic medallists Katie Vincent and Laurent Vincent Lapointe… Collects coins from different countries… Always listens to “I’m on a Boat” by Lonely Island before her races because it hypes her up…

Palmarès international

ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships: 2023 - 6th (C-1 200m); 2022 – SILVER (C-1 500m); 2021 - 8th (C2 200m), 6th (C2 500m)

ICF U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships: 2022 - BRONZE (C-1 200m), BRONZE (C-2 500m), GOLD (C-4 500m), SILVER (Mixed C-2 500m); 2021 - GOLD (C-1 200m), BRONZE (C-2 500m), SILVER (C-4 500m), GOLD (Mixed C-2 500m)

ICF Junior Canoe Sprint World Championships: 2019 - GOLD (C-1 200m), GOLD (C-1 500m), GOLD (C-2 500m); 2018 - GOLD (C-1 200m), GOLD (C-1 500m), GOLD (C-2 500m); 2017 - SILVER (C-1 500m), SILVER (C-1 200m)