Olympic kayaker and two time World Champion Ironwoman, Naomi Flood, is our Spanline ambassador.
Naomi Flood is now in Rio for the 2016 Olympics. We’re wishing her all the best and can’t wait to see her on the water!
Naomi Flood “Floody”
Naomi grew up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches where, from a young age she excelled in a number of sports including swimming, surfing and surf lifesaving. Her passion for the ocean urged her to embrace the water as a surf lifesaving nipper, and she’s been dominating the sport ever since.
“Floody” first became recognised in 2003 as an eager 17-year-old when she took out the Australian junior board race title and, amazingly, finished fifth in the open Ironwoman event.
Now, at just 30 years of age she is regarded as Australia’s most dominant female ski paddler and one of the country’s most gifted Surf Life Savers. She is an Olympian, 13-time Australian Representative, six-time NSW Ironwoman Champion and winner of numerous state, Australian and World Championship titles. She has been described as one of the toughest female performers in Australian sport and is known as one of the fiercest competitors ever to grace the ocean.
Naomi is very well respected not only in her field of sport but also throughout the wider community. In 2014 during one of Australia’s biggest recent media events, she was asked to host the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their visit to Manly Beach, also attended by the Prime Minister and the Premier of NSW.
Naomi is undoubtedly a celebrity sportswoman of rising influence and status. Spanline is proud to be getting behind her for Rio 2016 where she is competing in the K1 500m event.
Naomi talks about her tough road to qualifying for Rio 2016 and how she went head to head against teammate Jo Brigden-Jones to gain the last spot on the Aussie team.
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