In episode 115 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer has a conversation with Ken Wallace - Olympic Champion, K1-500m Sprint Kayak (2008), OAM.
At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Ken Wallace won a gold medal in the K1 500m Kayak Sprint, prior to that Ken won a Bronze Medal in the K1 1000m Kayak sprint. This was Ken’s favourite event. Since his Beijing Olympic success, Ken has represented Australia at the London Olympic Games and then again in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games where he won a bronze medal by pairing up in K2 1000m with Lachlan Tame.
During this episode Ken Wallace takes us through his formative years and discusses growing up in the world of surf lifesaving where he discovered the sprint kayak. He recounts the story of the first time he went paddling before going on to forge a stellar career in the kayak by taking multiple world titles and of course what’s been numerous Olympic medals.
Ken is looking forward to Tokyo 2020 which will be his fourth Olympic Games and during this episode shares the highs and lows and learnings of his remarkable career to date.
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