SCI Superstar: Ann Yoshida

Maybe it was the energy of the Hawaiian islands that permeated her bones, or maybe she can take a cue from Lady Gaga and simply say she was born this way, but wherever it came from – Ann Yoshida has one unstoppable spirit, and her spirit definitely has an inclination for the physical side of things.

Ann Yoshida, 34, is a woman to get on your radar. She’s the #1 female adapted paddler in the US and the newest member of the 2013 USA Canoe/Kayak National Team; already cleared for the Paralympic trials with her eyes set firmly on Brazil 2016.

And she’s traveled throughout Asia, exposing villagers to adaptive athletics and documenting it on video. Really awesome stuff. Read on to learn all about this Hawaiian lady who is the very definition of fierce. Read this entry