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August 6/19 9:02 am - Pan Am Games Profile - Drew Mechielsen


Posted by Editoress on 08/6/19
 

Twenty one year old Drew Mechielsen will be representing Canada for the first time at a major Games in Lima.  The BMXer, from Langley, BC, is the reigning national champion for Elite women, having won the title last month in Toronto on the 2015 Pan Am Games track.  Drew represented Canada at the last two world championships, with 2018 the strongest of her career so far - making the final at two World Cups and ending the season eighth in World Cup rankings.

 

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Drew Mechielsen (155)

 

"I got involved in BMX because I used to live right by the track in Langley; my older brother and I used to go there when we were really little and play around.  I was only three years old, but my brother decided that he wanted to race and, at that age, I wanted to do everything that he wanted to do, so that was that."

"I was hooked from there.  I am on Year 18 of racing, I believe - I took a small break from racing when I was 11-12 years old.  I am so excited to compete in the Pan Am Games for Canada.  It means so much to me to get to represent my country on this stage.  I'm really excited for the experience as well!"

 


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