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Emily ARMSTRONG
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Canada   
GenderWomen
Born10 Sep 2000 in Toronto, CAN
Height1.65 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Psychology - Ohio State University: Columbus, OH, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began artistic swimming at age four at the Variety Village Synchro Club in Toronto, ON, Canada.
Why this sport?
She followed her older sister Amy into the sport. "My first exposure to artistic swimming was when my older sister Amy went to 'bring a friend night' with our neighbour at Variety Village Synchro Club in Toronto. My sister enjoyed synchronised swimming so my parents decided it would be good for me to try the Little Mermaid programme that would run at the same time as my sister's practices. My two older brothers, Josh and Tyler, did hockey and speed swimming as well. My parents decided getting me involved in swimming would be an easy solution so they wouldn't have to drive all over the city taking us to different extracurricular activities!"
Name of coach
Gabor Szauder [national]
Training Regime
"We normally start in the gym and do strength or cardio training. Afterwards, we get in the pool and train until 12:30 to work on our routines. We then get a two-hour break to eat and relax, and after that we usually go back to the gym for another workout or a flexibility session. It's then back in the pool until 18:00 and stretching until 18:30. Then we go home, eat and sleep to restart the next day!"
General Interest
Nicknames
Milly (Instagram profile, 04 Jan 2022)
Hobbies
Collecting sweaters when she travels for competitions. (olympic.ca, 11 Aug 2019)
Injuries
She sustained a torn labrum in her right hip in 2017. She opted not to have surgery, and instead took six months out of physical activity to recover. (olympic.ca, 11 Aug 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She wears a swim cap from her club underneath her national cap when she warms up at international competitions. (beachmetro.com, 26 Jul 2021; olympic.ca, 11 Aug 2019)
Famous relatives
Her older sister Amy has competed in artistic swimming at national level in Canada. Both sisters represented Team Ontario at the 2015 Canada Games. (olympic.ca, 11 Aug 2019)
Ambitions
Outside of sport she hopes to have a career in sport management or sport psychology. (olympic.ca, 11 Aug 2019; makeachamp.com, 01 Jan 2019)
Other information
STUDYING ABROAD
She began studying at Ohio State University in the United States of America following the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. She had previously combined her training with an online psychology degree at the University of Guelph in Canada. "[At Ohio State University] the school spirit, the synchro team is better than it is anywhere else, and I had some friends come here that I only ever heard good things about." (thelantern.com, 03 Nov 2021; The Ohio State Synchronized Swimming Team Facebook page, 20 Aug 2021; news.uoguelph.ca, 09 Aug 2021; buckeyesports.com, 29 Jun 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Technical Routine  
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Highlights 89.933 
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Free Routine