Name: Ria Sribar
Sport: American Canoe
Discipline(s): Canoe Slalom
Height: 5-9
Weight: 143
DOB: 10/13/2002
Birthplace: Palo Alto, Calif.
Hometown: Auburn, Calif.
High School: US Performance Academy
Team/Club: Potomac Whitewater Racing Club
Youth Olympic Games Experience
  • Buenos Aires 2018
Other Career Highlights
  • 2021 Olympic Team Trials: 1st (CSLX), 2nd (K1)
  • 2021 U23 World Championships: 3rd (K1)
  • 2020 World Cup (Tacen, Slovenia): 3rd (CSLX), 15th (K1)
  • 2020 World Cup (Pau, France): 15th (K1)
  • 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior World Championship, 5th (K1x3)
  • 2017 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior World Championship, 6th (K1x3)
Personal: Daughter of Sara and Rok, who also paddle...Hobbies include skiing, swimming, backpacking and cooking....Ria paddled the entire Grand Canyon in a slalom boat at the age of 11...By age 16 she has kayaked on four continents: North America, South America, Europe, and Oceania...She learned 4 languages by the age of 3. She is fluent in English and Slovenian....Before competing in slalom kayaking, Ria competed in synchronized swimming and alpine skiing