Bill Bain

Gold Coast, Queensland

Resilient, kayaker, Olympic hopeful

Elite kayaker Bill has overcome his fair share of challenges on the road to Rio. For many years he regularly drove 180km from his family home in Buddina to train at the Australian Institute of Sport on the Gold Coast. However, a string of challenges, including a car crash brought on by exhaustion, plus ankle surgery and a disc problem, never diminished his Olympic dream. After placing second at the U23 World Championships in July 2015, the 21-year-old is back in form and confident of making it to Rio with the help of the AMP Tomorrow Fund: “My setbacks have made me more determined than ever to succeed and be a healthy role model.”