|Name: Raymond Dykstra|
|Day job or school or other:||Full Time Athlete|
|Involvement in athletics (athlete, coach, official) and event:||Athlete|
|Favorite athlete/ superhero:||Scott Russell (Canadian National Javelin Record Holder)
– Awesome Dude and Idol since I started throwing the Javelin
|Favourite piece of equipment/ clothing:||Shoes and Sunglasses,
I always appreciate a new pair of nice running shoes and shades to protect my eyes. J
|What shoes you train in/ compete in:||Nike Javelin Spikes, Nike Running Shoes|
|Social media handles:||@Ray_Dykstra_CAN
|Training Full Time for the Olympic Games at the Athletics Canada Eastern Hub, Located at the Toronto Track Center/York University. I have been throwing for 8 years now with no initial intentions that Track and Field would take me this far. I was initially a soccer player turned into Javelin thrower all by “Fluke”. After a successful High School Career, I received a Scholarship to the University of Kentucky, (USA), and have spent the past 4 years, pursuing and completing a degree in Kinesiology. The NCAA was a great stepping stone to my athletic career, receiving numerous NCAA honours, and has now lead me to pursue my Olympic dream.
Growing up, I never planned on being Javelin thrower nor did I ever think that one day I would be competing for my country on the world stage. This sport has provided me with amazing opportunities such as a university scholarship, meeting famous athletes, traveling the world, competing for Team Canada and much more. I would encourage all to try this sport as who knows where it will take you.