In September 2017 I was also allowed to go to Olympic Hopes in Racice, Czech Republic for canoeists under 18 years old.

I competed there in the 200 and 1000 meters in the K1 and 500 meters in the K4. We did not reach the semi-finals or full finals in K1, but we did reach the semi-finals in K4. I thought it was fantastic to be able to participate in these international youth canoeing competitions.