Saturday 3 December 2016

Kayaking - Nicola Higgins

Published 17/07/2015 | 15:31

15 November 2014; Nicola Higgins, Kayaking, Free Spirit Special Olympics Kayaking Club. Special Olympics Ireland Squad and Portraits, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
15 November 2014; Nicola Higgins, Kayaking, Free Spirit Special Olympics Kayaking Club. Special Olympics Ireland Squad and Portraits, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Ahead of the Special Olympics in LA next month, we are profiling all of our athletes taking part.

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NAME: Nicola Higgins

AGE: 34

SPORT COMPETITION AT GAMES:   Kayaking

CLUB DETAILS:     Free Spirit Club 

QUESTIONS:

1) WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO BE AN ATHLETE WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND?

It makes me feel happy as I love kayaking.

2) WHAT ARE YOUR SPORTS AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH YOUR CLUB?

I have been involved in kayaking for 14 years.

3) WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING AND PREPARATION ARE YOU DOING FOR THE LOS ANGELES GAMES?

I will be training on the water every week with my club and every month with Team Ireland.

4) HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU WERE SELECTED TO REPRESENT YOUR CLUB AND COUNTRY AT THE LOS ANGELES GAMES?

I feel really excited. A very proud moment for me and my family.

5) WHAT IS YOUR BEST MEMORY ABOUT YOUR TIME WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS?

The best moment was attending 2003 World Games.

6) FINALLY, CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF (HOBBIES, PASTIMES ETC) AND YOUR FAMILY?

I like to listen to music and I love dancing. Best of all I love to go shopping.

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