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Adam Burgess

Adam Burgess

Slalom - Podium Potential

Adam competes in the canoe single (C1) and got the 2018 season off to a great start, winning silver at the European Championships in Prague. He was a regular finalist in the World Cup series and at the World Championships in Rio, he won bronze in the men's C1 Team event with teammates David Florence and Ryan Westley. 

In 2017 Adam won his first World Cup medal, taking bronze at World Cup 3 in Markkleeberg, Germany.

Adam had a fantastic 2015 season becoming Great Britain’s first ever U23 World Champion in C1 and was a finalist at the senior World Championships.

He graduated in 2014 with a degree in Sports Science and Management from Nottingham Trent University. 


Born: Stoke-on-Trent
Hometown: Stone, Staffordshire
Lives: Loughton, Essex
Occupation: Athlete
Height / Weight: 1.80m / 70kg
Hobbies: Other sports, playing the guitar


Class: Canoe Slalom - Men's C1
Paddling since: 2003
Club: Stafford & Stone
Coach: Craig Morris
Boat Manufacturer: Galasport
Paddles Manufacturer: Galasport
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Potential Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2018 Rio:
C1 Team - 3rd
C1 - 2nd
C1 Team - 4th
WC2 Krakow:
C1 - 8th

WC3 Augsberg:
C1 - 7th
2017 Pau:
C1 - 14th
C1 Team - 2nd
C1 - 16th, C1 Team - 7th
WC Final La Seu: C1 - 29th
WC3 Markkleeberg:
C1 - 3rd
WC 2 Augsburg:
C1 - 24th
WC1 Prague: C1 - 50th
2016 Not held in Olympic year Liptovsky:
C1 - 32nd, C1 Team- 3rd
WC1 Ivrea:
C1 - 16th

WC2 La Seu:
C1 - 9th

WC3 Pau:
C1 - 6th

WC4 Prague:
C1 - 5th

WC5 Tacen:
C1 - 4th
2015 Lee Valley:
C1 – 9th,
C1 Team – 6th
C2 – 20th,
C2 Team – 3rd

Jnr & U23 Brazil:
C1 U23 - 1st,
C1 U23 Team – 2nd
C1 - 29th,
C1 Team - 3rd,
C2 - 17th,
C2 Team - 6th
WC 1 Prague:
C1 - 20th, C1 Team - 2nd, C2 - 25th

WC 4 La Seu D’ Urgell:
C1 - 20th, C2 - 23rd

WC 5 Pau:
C1 -15th
C1 Team 3rd
C2 - 25th
C2 Team – 1st
2014 Deep Creek:
C2 - 11th,
C2 Team - 9th

Jnr & U23 Penrith:
C1 – 9th,
C1 Team – 4th
C2 - 15th,
C2 Team - 6th
WC 1 Lee Valley:
C2 - 19th,
C2 Team -1st

WC 3 Prague:
C1 - 34th,
C1 Team - 3rd,
C2 - 12th

WC 4 La Seu d’Urgell:
C1 -21st,
C2 – 14th

WC 5 Augsburg:
C2 - 12th
2013 Prague:
C2 – 21st,
C2 Team – 3rd
C2 - 22nd
WC 1 Cardiff:
C2 – 10th,
C2 Team – 2nd
2012 London:
Jnr & U23 Wausau:
C1 Jun Team – 4th,
C2 U23 – 11th,
C2 U23 Team – 2nd,
C1 U23 – 5th,
C1 U23 Team – 4th
C2 Team – 1st,
C2 – 19th
WC 1 Cardiff:
C2 - 20th

WC 2 Pau:
C2 - 20th

WC 4 Prague:
C1 – 4th,
C2 – 7th
2011 Jnr & U23 Banjaluka:
C1 U23 – 12th
2010 Jnr & U23 Foix:
C1 Jun – 6th,
C1 Jun Team – 1st