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Nikola Girke

Nikola Girke, a two-time Canadian Olympian, and a five-time Canadian Women's Windsurf Champion is among the few athletes who have made the transition from one sport to another and to have competed in two different events at the Olympic Games. At the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Nikola crewed on the two person 470 sailboat, finishing 13th. In 2005, Nikola switched to RSX windsurfing, launching another — yet completely different — Olympic campaign for Beijing 2008. A respectable 17th place finish at the 2008 Olympic Games inspired Nikola to continue in pursuit of bringing home an Olympic Medal for Canada at the London 2012 Olympic Games in women's windsurfing.

Nikola Girke 2-time Canadian Olympian & Windsurfer

Nikola Girke

Nikola Girke 2-time Canadian Olympian & Windsurfer by Nikola Girke Looking Back I learned how to swim from my dad.  He was a swimmer in his youth and when I was young we always went to the beach in the summer.  I also took swimming lessons at the local pool.  My first real attempts of windsurfing were made when I ...

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