Lachlan Tame

Lachlan Tame

Canoe/Kayak - Sprint Schedule & Results

(Local) / 09:08 AM 18 Aug (Rio)
Men's Kayak Double 1000m Final A

3:12.593 (3rd)

AUS


Germany (GER)
Serbia (SRB)
Australia (AUS)

(Local) / 10:26 AM 17 Aug (Rio)
Men's Kayak Double 1000m Semifinal 1

3:16.635 (1st)

AUS


(Local) / 09:08 AM 17 Aug (Rio)
Men's Kayak Double 1000m Heat 2

3:23.019 (2nd)

AUS


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Athlete Biography

World Championship silver medallist (K2 1000m) Lachlan Tame will be looking to add an Olympic medal to his collection being selected in the K2 1000m for Rio. He will be paired with Ken Wallace who is competed in his third Olympics.

Born on the mid NSW coast, Tame joined the Avoca Surf Club as a five-year-old. He started paddling at age 16 and in 2012 made a bet with a friend that he could make the Olympics, and never looked back. He first to prominence when he won the Australian Open Single Ski Championships in 2011. He went on to win the title another three times.

Along with his K2 teammate and duel Olympian, Wallace, the pair won gold in the K2 500 (non-Olympic) and silver in the K2 1000 at the 2015 ICF World Championships in Milan. These events took their 2015 ICF World Series medal tally to seven. Tame and Wallace also won silver in the K2 1000m at the 2014 World Championships in Moscow.

As a superstition, Tame has to mow his lawns before he leaves home for a competition. When he has time away from the water, Tame is a self-employed builder and spends time at the beach with his dog, Doug.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 1st (K4 1000) – 2016 National Sprint Championships (Perth, Australia)
  • 1st (K4 1000) – 2016 Oceania Sprint Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 1st (K2 1000) – 2016 Oceania Sprint Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 2nd (K2 1000) – 2015 ICF World Championships (Milan, Italy)
  • 1st (K2 1000) – 2015 ICF World Cup 1 (Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal)

Career Highlights

  • Australian single ski relay 2015
  • K2 1000 2014 & 2015 world championships silver
  • Hall of fame inductee Surf life saving Australia

Education

  • Primary
    Avoca beach primary school now australia
  • Secondary
    St. Edwards college nsw australia
  • Tertiary
    Cert IV

Training

  • Coach
    Jimmy Owens (2013 - current)
  • Club
    Avoca beach
  • Primary Training Base
    Gold Coast
  • Secondary Training Base
    Avoca beach

Q&A

Superstition/s
Have to mow the lawns before I leave home before competitions
Favourite food
Chocolate
Favourite holiday destination
Lakey peak Indonesia
Favourite music
Anything
Dream car
Any kind Audi
Personal Motto
IMMER BESSER meaning "forever better in German" From Miele appliances
Star Sign
Scorpio
Tattoos/Piercings
No
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Skeleton
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Grant hacket Athens
First Olympic Memory?
Cool runnings
Most Influential person in your career/life
Matt jones
Why this sport?
Thought it was the same as ski paddling