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
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.
Canoeist swaps paddles for patients in return to medicine
Olympic hopeful Doctor Chloe Bracewell has opted to return to the NHS as a call taker on the 111 service following the escalation of the Coronavirus pandemic.
British Canoeing announces cancellation of the Sprint and Paracanoe Selection events
In order to protect the health and well-being of everyone involved in our events, British Canoeing has today confirmed the cancellation of the Sprint selection event planned for 28/29 March and the Paracanoe selection event planned for the 25/26 April 2020.