SoPHia Jensen

Canadian Woman Canoeist


Sophia Jensen

16 Yr Old,  Canadian Sprint Canoeist

About Me

Hello my name is Sophia Jensen, I am a Canadian woman canoeist.

Women’s Canoe will debut in Tokyo 2020 Olympics, I am so excited.

The moment I put my paddle in the water, I fell in love with sprint canoeing.

In grade six, on the last day of school, the staff from the Cascades club gave a presentation and handed out flyers. The flyers had a photo of all the members on the front, including my good friends. The moment I saw them on the front cover I instantly wanted to be in the next one. That night, I asked my mom to sign me up for the summer camp. Who knew that 4 years later from that day, I’d be representing Canada at International events.

I am a very physically active person, I do competitive cross country skiing in the winter with the Chelsea Nordic ski team, volleyball at Philemon Wright high school, biking in the summer followed by my favourite, sprint canoeing.

On the weekends when I have more free time I spend my time with friends, drawing and doing henna tattoos.



Chelsea paddler Sophia Jensen makes mark on world stage

Ottawa Sun, 2016

De Chelsea à une régate des espoirs olympiques

Le Droit, 2016

Deux medailles d'argent pour Jensen

Le Droit, 2017

Chelsea teen brings home silver from world jr canoe championships

CBC All in a Day, 2017

Un été chargé attend Sophia Jensen

INFO07, 2017

La triple couronne panaméricaine pour Sophia Jensen

INFO07, 2017

My Goals

  • Olympic Hopes 2017 { Nominated }
  • Pan American Championships 2017 { Achieved }
  • Olympic Hopes 2018
  • Pan American Championships 2018
  • World Cup Tour 2018
  • U23/Junior Worlds 2018
  • Compete in one marathon sprint race

My dream goal is to compete for Canada in Sprint Canoe at the Olympic games in 2024. 






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