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Amy White

Amy White

Sprint - Discover Your Power

Amy joined the UK Sport funded Discover Your Power talent ID Programme in 2017. Prior to canoeing she played hockey competitive for Scotland before switching to rowing and weight lifting at the University of Edinburgh which she studied a History MA. She was attracted to canoeing due to the introduction of the C1 women's class in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and was inspired by Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, the first British women to win Olympic Gold in the Women's Coxless Pair at the 2012 London Olympics. 

Amy loves canoeing because of the technical nature of paddling the C1 and would say to anyone thinking of taking up the sport, "Go for it! Don’t be disheartened if it’s hard to balance to start with: it gets easier."


Date of Birth: 1996
Hometown: North Berwick
Lives: Nottingham
Occupation: Student, University of Edinburgh
Height / Weight: 5'7" 71kg
Hobbies: Played hockey for 6 years. Used to row and weight lift at university


Class: C1 / C2
Paddling since: 2017
Coach: Gary Quittenton
Lottery Funding: UK Sport - Discover Your Power


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