Olympic Snowboarder and Bahamian First, Korath Wright stands on the shore of New Providence during a visit back to his birth country, The Bahamas. He will represent The Bahamas in the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada,very close to the slopes he trains on. Korath has been living in Canada since the age of one. Photo: Tim Aylen
Korath Wright audio-stream
The Bahamas Weekly News team contacted and interviewed snowboarder, twenty-two year old Korath Wright, who is presently visiting Nassau to promote and solidify his upcoming representation of his birth country, The Bahamas at the 2010 Winter Olympicsin Vancouver, Canada. This is a historic first for The Bahamas.
In this phone interview Korath shares how he got into snowboarding, how he was contacted to represent The Bahamas, and his plans over the next couple years prior to 2010.
Korath Wright moved to Canada with his mother when he was 1 year old. He was contacted two years ago by The Bahamas High Commission, after coming third place in a World Cup event, and was asked to represent his country. Word traveled to The Bahamas and he was reconnected to his father, Ethric Bowe on Christmas Eve via a phone call from Bowe. Korath returned to The Bahamas for the first time in late 2007.
Korath coaches at a snowboarding camp each summer at Mount Hood, Oregon. He hopes to get some Bahamian children involved in snowboarding.
According to his coaches, Wright is considered one of Canada's Top Ten snowboarders.
Korath will be attending the World Cup event in New Zealand in August 2008.
Led by a Junkanoo group, Korath enters the reception area at the British Colonial Hilton with Minister of State for Youth and Sports the Hon Byran Woodside on left, and Charles Bethel of the Bahamas Ski Association on right. Photo: Tim Aylen.
From Left to Right: Charles Bethel, Bahamas Ski Association; Korath Wright; Minister of State for Youth and Sports the Hon. Byran Woodside; Larry Davis, sec. general Bahamas Olympic Association; Harcourt Rolle, vice president of Bahamas Olympic Association. Photo: Tim Aylen
Korath stand with his father Ethric Bowe. Photo: Tim Aylen
Korath on the slopes of British Columbia, Canada. Korath has been living in Canada since he was 1 year old.
Far from the snowy slopes of Canada, Korath is seen here on the sandy shores of The Bahamas, his birth country.
Bahamian Olympic Snowboarder Korath Wright made Snowboard presentation to Governor General His Excellency Arthur Hanna on Wednesday, May 28, 2008. Wright won a Bronze medal at the World Cup 2005 in British Columbia, Canada and is now preparing for the 2010 Olympic games. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)