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Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe athletes selected onto the British Canoeing World Class Programme for 2022

Subject to appeals and subject to final acceptance by UK Sport, British Canoeing has nominated 26 athletes to the UK Sport Lottery funded World Class Programmes (WCP) in Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe as it builds towards the Paris 2024 Games and beyond.

The cohort of 14 canoe sprint athletes and 12 paracanoe athletes has been selected after a rigorous selection process which looked at a number of factors including recent and past performances and in particular an evidence based assessment of future potential based upon performance data and trajectory data as outlined in the programme qualification policies. 

Subject to final acceptance, nominated athletes will receive financial assistance from UK Sport’s Athlete Performance Award (APA) alongside support for training camps and international competitions for the 2022 season. They will also have access to coaching, sport science support and medical services.

Canoe Sprint:



Liam Heath

Deborah Kerr

Rebeka Simon

Emma Russell

Katie Reid

Charlie Smith

Emily Lewis

Tom Lusty

Dan Johnson

Dan Atkins

Trevor Thompson

Lewis Fletcher

Philip Miles

Isabel Evans 




Emma Wiggs

Charlotte Henshaw

Laura Sugar

Jack Eyers

Stuart Wood

Robert Oliver

Hope Gordon

Jeanette Chippington

David Phillipson

Jon Tarrant

Jonathan Young

Programme Support Only (No APA)

Llinos Owen

The nominated lists of athletes are subject to the British Canoeing appeals process and final ratification by UK Sport. The publication of these nominations opens the 48 hour appeal window. Details of the full appeals process can be found here. All review requests (Stage 1) must be submitted to Andy Maddock [email protected] by 5pm on Thursday 11th November 2021.

For more information please see the Programme Qualification Policies under the ‘useful downloads’ section on the funded programme page of the website.

If you have questions about this procedure or if you would like some guidance,  please seek some support from your coach, your parent/carer, or another trusted person. Our Performance Wellbeing Coach Zofia Campbell ([email protected]) is also available to advise. If you are a WCP athlete you can contact the British Athletes Commission for independent advice and support ([email protected]).

Please note the slalom athlete nominations will be published at 4pm on 15th November 2021.