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Charlie Smith

Charlie Smith

Sprint - Podium

Charlie joined the World Class Programme with British Canoeing in 2018 and had a solid first year of Sprint International competition. He competed in the Under 23 European Championships in Auronzo and finished 9th in the K2 1000m race with fellow paddler Zyggy Chmiel. Charlie also competed in Plovdiz at the  World Under 23 Championships finishing 14th in the men's K1 200m.

Before he became a programme athlete, 2017 was an extremely successful year for Charlie who won Silver medals in both the K1 Marathon World and European Championships. In the Junior European Championships during July in Pitesti, he came 7th in the K1 1000m. He also won the K1 Leighton Buzzard Remembrance Race at his home race in Leighton Buzzard


Date of Birth: 1999
Born: Leighton Buzzard
Hometown: Leighton Buzzard
Lives: Leighton Buzzard
Height / Weight: 6'3"


Class: K1
Club: Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2019 Piesti, Romania:
K2 1000m U23 - 7th
Račice, Czech Republic:
K2 1000m U23 - 9th
WC1 Poznan:
K1 5000m - 15th

WC2 Duisburg
K1 5000m - 34th
2018 U23 Plovdiv:
K1 200m - 14th
U23 Euros Auronzo:
K2 1000m - 9th
2017 Pitesti:
K1 1000m 7th