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Bethan Forrow

Bethan Forrow

Slalom - Podium Potential

Bethan is a junior paddler and competes in both the C1 and K1 classes. In 2018 Beth impressively also qualified for the senior team in C1 at just 16 years of age.

Beth made her senior debut at the 2018 European Championships in Prague and went on to win gold in the women's C1 Team event and finished 9th in the C1 individual. At the World Championships in Rio she helped GB retain the women's C1 Team title and then won the semi final of the individual C1 to qualify for the final where she finished an incredible 8th.

Beth raced in 2017 as a junior at both the World and European Junior & Under 23 Championships. Her best international result of 2017 saw her finish 4th in the Junior C1 individual class at the European Championships in Hohenlimberg.

Beth got involved in canoe slalom through British Canoeing’s legacy programme at Lee Valley White Water Centre set up after the London 2012 Olympic Games. New to canoe slalom in 2013, she has successfully fast-tracked through the sport to now compete on the international stage.  

Beth is in sixth form at school studying PE and science at A level.


Date of Birth: 2001
Born: Hatfield
Hometown: Cheshunt
Lives: Cheshunt
Occupation: Student
Height / Weight: 1.65m / 64kg
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends


Class: Canoe Slalom: Women's Canoe Single (C1) & Women's Kayak Single (K1)
Paddling since: 2013
Club: Lee Valley Paddle Sports Club
Coach: Greg Hitchin
Boat Manufacturer: Canoe: Iscream, Kayak: Salto
Paddles Manufacturer: Raab
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Potential Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2019 Krakow:
Jnr C1 - 7th
Jnr K1 - 15th
Jnr C1 Team - 9th
Jnr K1 Team - 3rd
Jnr C1 - 3rd
Jnr K1 - 17th
Jnr C1 Team - 4th
Jnr K1 Team - 6th
WC2 Bratislava:
C1- 24th
2018 Rio:
C1 - 8th
C1 Team - 1st

World Jnr Ivrea:
C1 - 8th
C1 Team - 2nd
K1 - 5th
K1 Team - 4th
C1 - 9th
C1 Team - 1st
WC Final La Seu:
C1 - 25th
WC2 Krakow:
C1 - 42nd
2017 World Junior Bratislava:
C1 Team - 4th
K1 Team - 5th
European Junior Hohenlimberg:
C1 - 4th
C1 Team - 4th
K1Team - 5th