The Olympics are here, and while you, like many young professionals, are facing rush hour traffic head-on, stressing about that big presentation on Friday, and competing against co-workers for that coveted promotion, there is a whole other genus of YP out there about to face one of the most important milestones of their careers. Instead of the commute to the office downtown, these YPs are traveling across an ocean to get to work. Rather than a PowerPoint presentation in front of peers, these YPs are presenting their work to the world. And no one knows better about competing with colleagues than them. Welcome to Notable’s Young Athlete (YA) profile series, where we will be giving you a snapshot of a notable Canadian athlete competing in this summer’s biggest sporting event, 2012 the London Olympics. Introducing Luke Ramsay…
Name: Luke Ramsay
Sport: Men’s Sailing
Years Active: Luke was the Youth World Champion in 2006
London Olympics: Sailing – Men’s 470
What is one quirky fact about Luke that no one else knows? Despite having lost over 50 pounds over a four-month period last year (most of which muscle, which was not fun!) I’m able to compete in the 470 sailing class in the Olympics. I have a love for chicken wings and seek out and indulge in them no matter where I am at least once a week.
What are Michael’s alternative hobbies or interests? I love architecture, playing squash (especially against my dad), mountain biking and skiing.
Which individual does Michael admire, and why? I very much admire Ross Macdonald, a two-time Olympic Medalist in the sport of sailing. He lives in my hometown and has been a friend and mentor of mine since I began sailing. He truly embodies what it is to be an Olympian.