Samoan sisters Anne and Bridget Cairns

Little sis jumps in for Olympic dream

Anne is a three time white water rafting world champion and has previously raced for New Zealand in canoe slalom and outrigger canoeing before making the switch to represent Samoa, including a debut at the 2016 Rio Olympics and a collection of three va'a medals at the 2019 Pacific Games.

Bridget has no experience but she's been coaxed to pull up a paddle.

"I am that older sister that seems to keep offering her up for all these little adventures... she kind of gets roped into things via me putting her forward but she just jumps in and gets it done," said Anne.