Kohl Tamarua-Horton is preparing to compete in the canoe sprint event at the upcoming Toyko Olympics.
Tamarua-Horton is the son of Ruth Tangiiau Mave and Lee Horton. His maternal
grandfather Sam Mave comes from Aroko, Ngatangiia, Rarotonga. Kohl’s great
grandmother Rangi Tangiiau married Tearii Mave (who was Tahitian).
mata or Wicked Wings?
in or out?
Union or Rugby League? Both
or afternoon training? Afternoon
Food – Pizza
Colour – Blue
Den of Thieves
Country – Cook Islands
started his sports career June 2019 in Rarotonga. He saw athletes training one
day and thought it looked good so he tried it. His achievements are:
U16 K1 200m Gold 2020
title Surf ski 2020
Junior Sportsman of the Year 2020
proudest moment is winning Oceania title after being in the sport for 8 months
only. He loves competing in his events.
role model is Lisa Carrington (NZ flatwater canoeist) who he has met. Besides
being a down to earth person, she has dominated her events winning gold medals
in the Women’s k1 200m at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics as well as gold in the
same events at the 2011 Canoe Sprint World Championships.
do you do for fun?
(body boarding), spear fishing, handing with mates and travelling.
forward to @ Olympics
forward to meeting world class athletes and see them compete live at the Tokyo