Athlete Profile

Emma Waddington

Team Canada Program Athlete 2021-2024


  • Born: 1998
  • Hometown: Parry Sound
  • Currently Living: Ottawa
  • Orienteers for: Don't Get Lost (DGL), Orienteering Ottawa
  • Occupation: Research Assistant
  • Instagram: @emma__waddington
  • Training Log: Attackpoint, Strava
  • Blog: Emma's blog
  • Personal Sponsors: XACT Nutrition, DKOS Orthotic Solutions, ZIZU Optics


Q: What is your best memory from the last orienteering season?
A: Travelling and racing with a big group of Team Canada athletes at the North American Champs in California! The team relay at the end of the race week was especially fun as we all painted our nails and got facepaint on to show our Canadian spirit!

Q: If you had one tip for young orienteers what would it be?
A: All experiences, either good or bad, will contribute to forward progress!

Q: Which event are you most excited for this season and why?
A: The World Orienteering Champs in Scotland. I've travelled to Edinburgh a few times and I'm looking forward to racing around this beautiful historic city. I am also excited to improve on my results from the previous sprint WOC, especially in the Knock Out Sprint!

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