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
Fantastic day of racing as 2022 Extreme slalom selection takes place
Top athletes were in action today as the senior, u23 and junior extreme slalom selection event took place at a sun-soaked Lee Valley White Water Centre.
Slalom Legend David Florence announces retirement
British Canoe Slalom legend David Florence has announced his retirement from competitive paddling. Having been a member of the British senior team for an incredible 21 years, he will hang up his paddles with an unprecedented medal record in Great Britain.
British Canoeing staff and athletes paddle for Paralympian
Athletes and staff turned out for a mass paddle relay to celebrate Paralympian Stu Wood’s return to training following cancer treatment.
2023 World Class Programme Qualification Policies are now live
The selection policies for both the Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Class Performance Programmes for 2023 have now been published.