A Youth Olympian in 2007, Jaimee Lovett waited patiently for nine years to finally graduate to the full Olympic Games.
Raised in Whakatane, a year older than her friend and clubmate Lisa Carrington, Lovett qualified for Rio de Janeiro with the women's K4 boat that also features Caitlin Ryan, Aimee Fisher and Kayla Imrie.
The quartet had a breakthrough year in 2015 under Danish-born coach Rene Olsen, winning the K4 500m at the World Cup round in Portugal and making the final at the world championships in Milan.
Like Carrington, Ngati Raukawa-descendant Lovett came into kayaking through surf lifesaving, firstly with the Whakatane club and then with Mount Maunganui.Read more
Jaimee's Games History
Olympic Summer Games Rio 2016
- Kayak Four (K4) 500m Women Heat: 1:33:782 Kayak Four (K4) 500m Women Semifinal: 1:34:778 Kayak Four (K4) 500m Women Final A: 1:17:909
Australian Youth Olympic Festival Sydney Youth Festival 2007
- Heats: 2:12.91 Semifinals: 2:12.56 Final:
- Heats: 1:57.46 Semifinals: 1:52.44 Final: 1:51.88
- Heats: 4:47.56
- Heats: 4:05.03 Semifinals: 4:07.97 Final: 4:04.46