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Lisa MIKELBERG
Sport Synchronised Swimming
NOC Canada   
GenderWomen
Born28 Dec 1989 in Montreal, CAN
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Education - McGill University: Canada
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began synchronised swimming at age 14.
Why this sport?
She initially took part in gymnastics but quit at age 12. A couple of years later a friend asked her to try synchronised swimming with her.
General Interest
Nicknames
Lis (olympic.ca, 2014)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (synchro.ca, 31 Oct 2012)
Hero / Idol
Spanish synchronised swimmer Gemma Mengual. (olympic.ca, 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's always impossible until it's done." [South African politician Nelson Mandela] (olympic.ca, 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from competitive synchronised swimming in October 2015. (mcgill.ca, 23 Oct 2015)

VOLUNTEER
She has volunteered in many places around the world, including Rwanda, Puerto Rico, Panama and Ecuador. She also went to New Orleans, LA, United States, to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. (olympic.ca, 2014; synchro.ca, 31 Oct 2012)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Free Routine 88.620
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 90.410