British Canoeing is dedicated to supporting the most talented athletes in the Olympic disciplines of Canoe Slalom and Extreme Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint Racing and Paracanoe to win medals at the highest level. Here is everything you want to know about the athletes, coaches and staff working towards Olympic and Paralympic success.
Rio 2016 was our most successful Olympic Games winning 2 Gold and 2 Silver medals across the Slalom and Sprint disciplines. It was also the first time that Paracanoe had been included in the Paralympic Games and we achieved a fantastic 5 medals (3 Gold and 2 Bronze) from the 6 events available. The Tokyo cycle saw us win a fantastic 2 medals in Olympic events and 7 at the Paralympics, topping the medal table and solidifying our position a the number 1 Paracanoe nation. As we head into the Paris cycle, our aim is to improve our athlete performances within Olympic events and to develop our younger athletes to Paris and beyond. In the Paralympics our aim is to maintain our position as World leading.
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Olympic & Paralympic News
New partnership supports new Olympic canoeing discipline
British Canoeing has partnered with the National Water Sports Centre to develop and launch an exciting new programme of Kayak Cross events at the Holme Pierrepont white water course in Nottingham.
The day I met Etienne Stott MBE and other volunteering stories
As part of International Volunteer Day we share the stories of those who gave up their time to help with the World Slalom Championships.
2023 Slalom Coaching Conference brings community together
Last weekend, British Canoeing hosted the canoe slalom coaching conference at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham, with coaches from across the community coming together to share their experiences in the sport.
Lindsay Thorpe wins Celebrating Rushcliffe Award
Congratulations to paracanoe athlete Lindsay Thorpe who won Sportsperson of the Year at the 2023 Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards.