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90 medals for British Canoeing Athletes in 2016

Did you know that during 2016 British Canoeing athletes gained 90 medals at World and European competitions, comprising of 39 gold medals, 26 silver medals and 25 bronze medals?

2016 has been a spectacular year for British Canoeing with an array of outstanding performances across all disciplines. Two gold and two silver medals at Rio in the summer represented the best ever Olympic games for the British Canoeing team and a month later the Paracanoe team went one better, winning five medals, three gold and two bronze, medalling in all but one event.

It’s been a busy year for British Canoeing so we’ve put together an overview of every medal won at World and European Competitions across all disciplines.

Canoe Sprint

2016 Olympic Games, Rio, Brazil: 15th - 20th August 2016


Gold Medal: Liam Heath (MK1 200m)
Liam Heath won Team GB’s 25th gold of Rio 2016 and in the process became Team GB’s most successful Olympic canoeist! Read more.


Silver Medal: Liam Heath and Jon Schofield (MK2 200m)
Great Britain’s Liam Heath and Jon Schofield delivered Team GB’s first canoe sprint medal, and its third canoeing medal, of the Rio Games after earning silver in the men’s K2 200m final. Read more.

ECA European Championships, Moscow, Russia: 29th - 31st July 2016


Gold Medal: Liam Heath (MK1 200m)

Silver Medal: Jessica Walker (WK1 200m)

ICF Junior & Under 23 World Championships, Minsk, Belarus: 14th - 17th July 2016


Magnus Gregory won silver whilst Trevor Thomson and Noah Dembele took bronze as the Great Britain team made 10 A Finals in the ICF Junior and under 23 World Championships at Minsk, Belarus.
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Silver Medal: Magnus Gregory (MK1 1,000m Jnr)

Bronze Medal: Trevor Thomson and Noah Dembele (MK2 200m Jnr)


ECA Junior & Under 23 European Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria: 14th - 17th July 2016

Great Britain’s young sprint team completed the ECA Junior/under 23 European Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria having won a medal of every colour. Read more.

Gold Medal: Luke Harding & Magnus Gregory ( MK2 1,000m Jnr)

Silver Medal: Trevor Thomson & Noah Dembele (MK2 200m Jnr)

Bronze Medal: Emily Lewis (WK1 200m U23)


ICF World Cup 2, Racice, Czech Republic: 27th - 29th May 2016

Gold Medal: Liam Heath (MK1 200m)

Gold Medal: Lani Belcher (WK1 5,000m)

Silver Medal: Rebii Simon (WK1 1,000m)

Bronze Medal: Liam Heath and Jon Schofield (MK2 200m)

Read more here.


ICF World Cup 1, Duisburg, Germany: 20th - 22nd May 2016

Bronze Medal: Katie Reid (WC1 200m)
The Great Britain team’s first medal of the competition went to 21 year old Katie Reid who took Bronze in the C1W 200m final. Read more here.

Bronze Medal: Liam Heath (MK1 200m)
Liam Heath finished third equal, in a world class line up that saw only 0.23 seconds separate the top four paddlers. Read more here.

Olympic Qualification (2nd round), Duisburg, Germany: 18th-19th May 2016


Bronze Medal: Lani Belcher & Angela Hannah (WK2 500m)


Canoe Slalom

2016 Olympic Games, Rio, Brazil: 7th - 20th August 2016

Gold Medal: Joe Clarke (K1M)

“A dream come true,” is how Great Britain’s Joe Clarke described his gold medal won on the world’s greatest sporting platform at the Deodoro stadium in Rio. Read more here.


Silver Medal: David Florence and Richard Hounslow (C2)

David Florence and Richard Hounslow crowned a successful week of Olympic competition for Great Britain’s canoe slalom team after winning the men’s C2 silver medal for the second Games in succession in Rio. Read more here.

ECA European Championships, Liptovsky, Slovakia: 12th - 15th May 2016


Gold Medal: Fiona Pennie, Lizzie Neave, Kimberley Woods (C1W team). Click here to read more. 

Gold Medal: Eildh Gibson, Kimberley Woods, Mallory Franklin (K1W team)

Bronze Medal: Mallory Franklin (C1W). Click here to read more.

Bronze Medal: David Florence, Ryan Westley, Adam Burgess (C1M team)


ICF Junior & Under 23 World Championships, Krakow, Poland: 13th - 17th July 2016


Great Britain underlined its strength across all disciplines, but particularly in the C1, after winning a gold and two silvers at the ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in Krakow. Read more.

Gold Medal: Jasmine Royle, Eilidh Gibson & Kimberley Woods (C1W U23 Team)

Silver Medal: Kimberley Woods (C1W U23)

Silver Medal: Ryan Wesley, William Smith & Sam Ibbotson (C1M U23 Team)


ECA Junior & Under 23 European Championships, Solkan, Slovenia: 25th-28th August 2016


The national anthem played consecutively at the Slovenian venue of Solkan after Britain’s Ryan Westley and Kimberley Woods won back-to-back C1 titles at the under 23 European Championships. Read more.


Gold Medal: Kimberley Woods (C1W U23)

Gold Medal: Kimberley Woods, Jasmine Royle, Eilidh Gibson (C1W U23 Team)

Great Britain’s Kimberley Woods this afternoon added the K1 under 23 silver medal to the golds she had already won in the C1 and C1 team events as the European Junior and under 23 Championships concluded in Solkan. Read more here.

Gold Medal: Ryan Westley (K1M U23)

Silver Medal: Kimberley Woods (K1W U23)

Silver Medal: Jasmine Royle (C1W U23)


ICF World Cup Final Tacen, Slovenia; 7th-11th September 2016 

Great Britain’s canoe slalom competitors won a gold, a silver and two bronze medals in the overall 2016 ICF World Cup series as the men’s and women’s C1 and the men’s K1 finals concluded in Tacen, Slovenia. Read more here.

Gold Medal: Kimberley Woods (C1W)

Silver Medal: Bradley Forbes-Cryans (K1M)

Bronze Medal: Fiona Pennie (K1W)

Bronze Medal: Mallory Franklin (C1W)


ICF World Cup 4, Prague, Czech Republic: 2nd - 4th September 2016

Great Britain showed their strength in C1 competition after Ryan Westley won silver (his first World Cup medal) and Mallory Franklin took bronze at the fourth stage of the World Cup season in Prague.

Silver Medal: Ryan Westley (C1M)

Bronze Medal: Mallory Franklin (C1W)


ICF World Cup 3, Pau: France 17th - 19th June 2016

On the challenging French Pyrenean course in Pau, Great Britain’s Mallory Franklin won her first ICF World Cup gold medal of the season. Read more here.

Gold Medal: Mallory Franklin (C1W)


ICF World Cup 1, Ivrea Italy: 3rd - 5th June 2016

Great Britain’s Mallory Franklin and Kimberley Woods won the women’s C1 silver and bronze medals on day two of the ICF World Cup in Ivrea. Read more here.

Silver Medal: Mallory Franklin (C1W)
Bronze Medal: Kimberley Woods (C1W)


Oceania Championships, Sydney, Australia: 19th-21st February 2016

Bronze Medal: Adam Burgess (C1M)


Paracanoe

2016 Paralympic Games, Rio, Brazil: 14th - 15th September 2016

Great Britain’s Jeanette Chippington, Anne Dickins and Emma Wiggs all won gold as ParalympicsGB picked up five medals on paracanoeing’s glorious debut at a Games. Read more here.

Gold Medal: Jeannette Chippington (Women’s KL1 200m)

Gold Medal: Emma Wiggs (Women’s KL2 200m)

Gold Medal: Anne Dickins (Women’s KL3 200m)

Bronze Medal: Ian Marsden (Men’s KL1 200m)

Bronze Medal: Nick Beighton (Men’s KL2 200m)


ICF World Championships, Duisburg, Germany: 17th-19th May 2016

Britain’s Paracanoe team won six medals at the World Championships in Duisburg, qualifying the final two boars for the Rio Games. This resulted in just Great Britain and Australia being the only two nations to qualify the full contingent of six boat places. Read more here.

Gold Medal: Emma Wiggs (Women’s KL2 200m)

Silver Medal: Nikki Paterson (Women’s KL2 200m)

Gold Medal: Anne Dickins (Women’s KL3 200m)

Silver Medal: Jeanette Chippington (Women’s KL1 200m)

Bronze Medal: Nick Beighton (Men’s KL2 200m)

Bronze Medal: Martin Tweedie (Men’s KL3 200m)


Canoe Marathon

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World Championships, Brandenburg, Germany; 16th-18th September 2016

It was silver success for GB’s Magnus Gregory and Luke Harding in the Junior K2 final at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships as competitors took to the course in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany. Read more here.

Silver Medal: Luke Harding & Magnus Gregory (MK2 Junior)


ECA European Championships, Pontevedra, Spain: 1st-3rd July 2016

Bronze Medal: Fay Lamph & Lizzie Broughton (WK2)


Canoe Polo

ICF Canoe Polo World Championships, Syracuse, Italy: 29th August - 4th September 2016

The British teams did the nation proud, with the U21 Men pulling it out the bag to gain the title of World Champions; winning against Germany 5-4 with the golden goal scored by Lewis Hammond. Read more here.

Gold Medal: Men’s U21 Team


ECA Cup 2, Pau, France: 15th-16th July 2016

Gold Medal: Men’s U21 Team


ECA Cup 1, Mechelen, Belgium: 25th-26th June 2016

Silver Medal: Men’s U21 Team
Bronze Medal: Women’s U21 Team


Canoe Freestyle

Freestyle World Cup Winners Photo Cred Jeong Mikyung

ECA European Championships, Plattling, Germany: 24th-29th May 2016

Read more about the championships here.

Gold Medal: Claire O’Hara (Women’s K1)

Gold Medal: Claire O’Hara (Women’s Squirt)

Gold Medal: Alex Edwards (Men’s Squirt)

Silver Medal: Sophie McPeak (Women’s K1 Junior)

Bronze Medal: Sam Wilson (Men’s Squirt)

Bronze Medal: Ottilie Robson-Shaw (Women’s K1 Junior)


ICF World Cup 1, San Juan, Argentina: 11th-13th October 2016

The freestyle season continued with South America making freestyle history as San Juan was the first ever country in South America to host the competition. Read more here.

Gold Medal: Alex Edwards (Men’s Squirt)


ICF World Cup 1, San Juan, Argentina: 14th-15th October 2016

Gold Medal (overall): Alex Edwards


Wildwater Racing

Hannah Brown World Champion

ICF World Championships, Banja Luka, Bosnia Herzegovina: 1st-5th June 2016 

Read more from the championships where Hannah Brown was crowned World Champion by clicking here.

Gold Medal: Hannah Brown (WK1)


White Water Rafting

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World Championships, Ail Ain, United Arab Emirates: 31st October - 5th November 2016

The medal haul started pretty much from the get-go, with medals in the Sprint from the U19 Women, U23 Women, U23 Men and Open Women. The medal flow didn't stop there though... the Head to Head races bought in another 5 medals, followed by Slalom and then Downriver too! The British team dominated in all classes, proving an unstoppable force on the water and producing some of their best paddling when it mattered. Read more here.

Gold Medal - Women’s Overall

Gold Medal - Women’s Head to Head

Gold Medal - Women’s Downriver

Gold Medal - Women’s U23 Sprint

Gold Medal - Women’s U23 Downriver

Gold Medal - Men’s U23 Sprint

Gold Medal - Women’s U19 Slalom

Silver Medal - Women’s Sprint

Silver Medal - Women’s Slalom

Silver Medal - Men’s Head to Head

Silver Medal - Women’s U23 Overall

Silver Medal - Men’s U23 Head to Head

Silver Medal - Women’s U19 Sprint

Silver Medal - Women’s U19 Head to Head

Bronze Medal - Women’s U23 Head to Head

Bronze Medal - Women’s U23 Slalom

Bronze Medal - Men’s U23 Slalom

Bronze Medal - Women’s U19 Downriver


European Championships, Straza, Slovenia: 16th-22nd May 2016

Gold Medal - Women’s R4 Overall

Gold Medal - Women’s R4 Sprint

Gold Medal - Women’s R4 Head to Head

Gold Medal - Women’s R4 Downriver

Gold Medal - Men’s R4 Head to Head