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Afton Fitzhenry

Afton Fitzhenry

Sprint - Podium Potential

Afton has just joined the UK Sport funded Podium Potential Programme after completing a successful fast track Girls4Gold training programme.  Her best international result to date was 4th in the C2 200m at the 2017 U23 European Championships in Belgrade.

Afton was part of the Northern Ireland Sea Cadets and with them, she raced nationally. She was inspired to try out for the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland Performance Squad and after two years she was selected for the Girls 4 Gold team.  Afton is now living in Nottingham and training full time with the long term aim of selection for Tokyo 2020.


Date of Birth: 06/03/1995
Born: Huntingdon
Hometown: Lisburn, County Antrim
Lives: Nottingham
Occupation: Athlete
Height / Weight: 1.72m / 79kg
Hobbies: Skiing


Class: Canoe Sprint
Paddling since: 2014
Club: Canoe Association of Northern Ireland
Coach: James Train
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Potential Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2017 Racice:
C2 500m - 14th

U23 Pitesti:
C2 200m - 7th
C2 500m - 8th
U23 Belgrade
C2 200m - 4th
WC 2 Szeged:
C2 200m - 8th
C2 500m - 14th
2016 U23 Minsk:
C1 500m - 11th
C2 200m - 8th
U23 Plovdiv:
C1 U23 200m - 7th, C2 U23 200m - 5th
WC 1 Duisburg:
C2 W 500m - 6th
Afton Fitzhenry