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
Alex Nikonorov Moves On
British Canoeing has today announced the departure of Canoe Sprint Head Coach, Alex Nikonorov, who moves to a senior coaching role with the Chinese national team.
Hounslow calls time on outstanding paddling career
As most paddlers were setting their New Year goals and putting training plans in place, canoe slalom athlete Richard Hounslow was calling time on his outstanding career that has spanned an impressive 26 years.
Canoeing recognised in New Year Honours list
Five paddlers were amongst the Team GB and ParalympicsGB gold medallists recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list published today.
90 medals for British Canoeing Athletes in 2016
It’s been a busy year for British Canoeing. To celebrate the year, we’ve put together an overview of every medal won at World and European Competitions across all disciplines, just incase you missed any!