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.
Olympic & Paralympic News
Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists receive MBEs
British Canoeing’s Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists had a brush with royalty today, when they received their MBEs at Buckingham Palace.
Paracanoe programme to host talent ID days
British Canoeing is looking for paddlers with the belief and desire to join their world leading Paralympic programme, as they turn their focus to Tokyo 2020 and beyond.
Former World Champion Louisa Gurski calls time on impressive paddling career
Announcing her retirement from canoe sprint is double Olympian Louisa Gurski (née Sawers) who has been a mainstay of the women’s K4 500m crew over the last two Olympic cycles.
Fresh challenges for canoe slalom as the new season beckons
With winter drawing to a close, our canoe slalom high performance programme athletes have been preparing for the busy season ahead, which kicks off with the all-important British Senior and U23 selection trials at Lee Valley White Water Centre over the Easter weekend 15-17 April.