Lilley Osende Twins Win Big At Junior Worlds

Lilley Osende Twins Win Big At Junior World Championships

Twin sisters, Julia and Adriana Lilley Osende of Mic Mac AAC performed at superstar levels at the Junior World Championships in Pitesti, Romania during the August 1st to 4th regatta.

Highlights for Julia (canoeist) was a repeat defense of her Gold medal performance in the C-2 500m, while Adriana was part of a Bronze medal crew in the K-4 500m. This was the first time in history a women’s K-4 500m medaled at the championships.

“We just wanted to show we belonged and represent Canada well,” said Adriana (the younger sister… by 6 minutes).

We caught up with Julia and Adriana to chat about the experience in the most recent edition of the Paddle Pod. They spoke of their confidence and motivation going forward, the joy of performing at the top level, and being competitive with one another to get better.

You can listen to the entire conversation here:

Julia Lilley Osende

Gold | C-2 500m with partner Sophia Jensen

Adriana Lilley Osende

Bronze | K-4 500m with partners Maren Bradley, Sarah Nagy, and Toshka Besharah

5th B-Final | K-2 500m with partner Maren Bradley.

Canada pushes in 3rd position en route to a bronze medal performance with Adriana Lilley Osende in the 1st position in the K-4 setting the tempo.

Canada pushes in 3rd position en route to a bronze medal performance with Adriana Lilley Osende in the 1st position in the K-4 setting the tempo.