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Canadian kayaker, Adam van Koeverden, recently took part in his final Olympic games. The 34 year old won his last ever kayak race when he took first place in the B final of the Men's 1000 metre kayak sprint at the Rio Olympics. Despite not winning a medal in 2016, van Koeverden ends his career at the summer games as a three-time Olympian and four-time medalist. 

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Afterwards, he wrote a heartfelt letter expressing love for his country, his fellow Olympians, for Rio, his experiences as an athlete, for those in need and how he plans to continue giving back. Inspired by other Canadian Olympians, Adam donated $5,000 to help promote athletics and life skills to Aboriginal people in Canada. You can read his well written piece here.

"...my voice will never be too hoarse to scream O Canada with my fellow Olympians..."


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