Mark de Jonge’s first goal in sprint kayak is to stay upright. Our new paddlers know that exact same feeling! Nearly 2 decades later Mark is one of the best sprint paddlers in the world.
Coming from Maskwa Aquatic Club Mark won his first ICF World Cup medal in 2011 and captured bronze in his Olympic debut in London 2012. Since then Mark has captured many more international medals.
In September 2020 Mark’s sister suffered a terrible accident while bike riding with her young family. The spinal cord injury left her paralyzed below the chest.
Our paddling club is not just a club. We’re a family and rallying around to help raise funds to help their family’s financial burden.