Team USA Paddler Evy Leibfarth ’25 Gets Taste of Olympic Competition

Evy Leibfarth ’25 had what she hopes is just a first taste of the Olympics. While she didn’t come home with a medal, she advanced to the semi-finals in both of her competitions this week. She placed 12th in the kayak slalom K1 category. She also made history as the first American to compete in the new women’s canoe slalom C1 race, placing 18th. At just 17, Leibfarth was the youngest in both paddling categories at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (postponed from last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic). She plans to take a gap fall semester before heading to Davidson in January.

davidson student olympian kayaker