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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British Canoeing welcomes UK Sport’s plans to improve athlete welfare
British Canoeing has welcomed UK Sport’s announcement to improve athlete welfare following the results of a survey administered to athletes, staff and stakeholders across the UK high performance system.
Superb Silver for Battling Broughton as World Cup 1 Comes to a Close
In the last race of the weekend at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Szeged, Richmond paddler Lizzie Broughton took a well-earned silver medal in the women’s K1 5000m.
Wiggs breaks PB to win second gold of Szeged World Cup
Great Britain’s Paracanoe athletes collected a further four medals on their final day of the World Cup 1 in Szeged, Hungary, wrapping up the event with a total haul of six medals.
Paracanoe Athletes Strike Gold and Silver on Day 2 of Szeged World Cup
Paracanoe gold and silver for GB at the ICF Paracanoe and Sprint World Cup in Szeged, whilst the Canoe Sprint programme also got underway.