British Canoeing is dedicated to supporting the most talented athletes in the Olympic disciplines of 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 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. As we go into the Tokyo cycle we aim to improve on these performances for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
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Olympic & Paralympic News
Acknowledging the 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships
With this week seeing a return to paddling it is great to hear of people’s joy being back on the water in England. The British Canoeing Events team are working hard to prepare guidance for a future return to competitions and events when Government guidance permits….a slightly different week to what we had planned.
British Olympic Association and British Canoeing joint statement on athletes selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
The British Olympic Association (BOA) and British Canoeing have today confirmed that the five canoeing athletes already nominated for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will remain as selected to represent Team GB at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games in July- August 2021.
Slalom Coach Completes Garden Marathon in Canoe Kit
Gareth Wilson, British Canoeing’s canoe slalom podium technical coach, put his canoe kit back on over the weekend (4 April), not to paddle, but to run a full marathon in his back garden.
Further International Race Cancellations
The European Canoe Association has confirmed further event cancellations or postponements in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.