"The journey towards any goal in life can be a turbulent one.
One that challenges you, throws obstacles and
sometimes tragedy in your way- day after day, after day.
Reaching your goal means
learning to take those challenges,
and to use them to the fullest to make
you stronger, more focused & more resilient."
-- Madison Mailey, OLY, 2020 Olympic GOLD Medalist
Ms. Mailey joined the Canadian national team programme in 2017, competing in the eight at the World Rowing U23 Championships, where she would win back-to-back gold medals. After the second gold in 2018, she joined the senior team for the World Rowing Championships, helping the eight to come through the repechage to claim a silver medal.
At the 2019 World Championships and Olympic Qualification Regatta, she competed in the senior women's four and qualified that boat class for Canada for Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Unfortunately, the world was embracing a pandemic, and the postponement of the Olympics meant she would have to pivot. Madison embraced this change, maintaining her elite skills for an entire year with hopes to get once again selected for the new "2020ne" games. COVID allowed her a "bonus year" to get stronger, fitter and mentally more challenging. In June of 2021, she was named to the Canada's 2020 Olympic Roster in the women's eight. That boat would go on to win the gold medal for Canada, the first in the event since 1992.
Graduating from Boston’s' Northeastern University in 2018 she received her BSBA in Business Management and Entrepreneurship and received a certificate of Merit in Music Performance from the New England Conservatory, concentrating in classical voice.
Madison is proud of her Canadian roots being a West Vancouver Collingwood School Alumni and starting her rowing career at Deep Cove and Burnaby Lake Rowing Clubs. Madison is looking forward to starting work this fall with the Mailey Rogers Group of Scotia McLeod, and currently resides in Lions Bay with her adorable pooch Scout.
CBC The National,
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