Show search form
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. Prior to that his best result in 2017 was a Team C1 silver at the World Championships in Pau and individual C1 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 a finalist at the senior World Championships.

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


Date of Birth: 17/07/1992
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 Prague:
C1 - 2nd
C1 Team - 4th
WC1 Liptovsky:
C1 - 30th

Wc2 Krakow:
C1 - 8th

WC3 Augsberg:
C1 - 7th

World Cup Final La Seu D'Urgell: C1 - 15th
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