POON Victoria < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Canada   
Gender Women
Born 12 Oct 1984
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Languages Cantonese, English, French
Higher education Mechanical Engineering - Concordia University: Montreal, QC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began swimming at a summer camp in Hong Kong, China.
Why this sport? She also played basketball as a child. However, when her family moved from Hong Kong, China to Canada, she decided to pursue an individual sport rather than a team sport and chose to focus on swimming.
International Debut
Year 2006
Competing for Canada
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Melbourne, VIC, AUS
General Interest
Nicknames Vic (Twitter profile, 04 Feb 2013)
Injuries An ankle injury forced her to miss several weeks of training prior to the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (messagerlasalle.com, 11 Aug 2011)

She was diagnosed with chicken pox a few days before her first event at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She missed the women's 4x100m freestyle relay, but returned to compete in the 50m freestyle on the last day of swimming competition at the Games. (olympic.ca, 04 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If you believe, anything can happen." (rcinet.ca, 07 May 2012)
Awards and honours She was a member of the 4x100m freestyle relay team that was named the 2006 Team of the Year by the Aquatic Federation of Canada [AFC]. (calgarypatriots.com, 19 Oct 2006)
Other information MOVING TO CANADA
Her family emigrated from Hong Kong, China to Canada when she was age 11. "I came to Canada because my mum wanted to move and wanted me and my sister to have a different environment growing up. She wanted us to learn more besides just being Chinese, so we came to Canada to learn French." (torontoobserver.ca, 11 Apr 2015; rcinet.ca, 07 May 2012)

After completing a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Concordia University in Montreal, QC, Canada, from 2016 to 2018 she studied for a graduate diploma in business administration and management at the same institution. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2018)