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Ben Haylett

Ben Haylett

Slalom - Podium Potential

New to the World Class Programme for 2019, 2018 saw Ben have a fantastic season with a lifetime best of 10th place at the Junior World Championships in Ivrea in the individual C1 category. At the Junior European Championships in Bratislava Ben competed in the C1 Junior team with team-mates Peter Linksted and Sam Maingay and were 4th overall, narrowly missing out on a bronze medal by less than a second.

Ben discovered canoeing when he went swimming aged 8 and saw a poster advertising canoeing at the pool, he has never looked back since then. For someone getting into canoeing, Ben would say, "GO FOR IT,  it will be the best decision you make and you will gain great experiences and friends along the way."


Date of Birth: 2001
Born: Derby
Lives: Breaston
Occupation: Student


Class: K1 C1
Paddling since: aged 8
Club: Holme Pierrepont Canoe Club
Coach: Ian Raspin
Boat Manufacturer: Galasport Caipi
Paddles Manufacturer: Galasport
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Potential Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2019 Krakow:
Jnr K1 - 6th
Jnr K1 Team - 1st
Jnr K1 - 8th
Jnr K1 Team - 14th
2018 Ivrea:
Jnr K1 Team - 5th
Jnr C1 Team 12th
Jnr C1 Team - 4th
Jnr K1 Team - 5th
K1 - 14th
C1 - 10th