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Charlotte Henshaw MBE

Charlotte Henshaw MBE

Paracanoe - Podium Potential

Charlotte is the reigning KL2 200m World Champion, after winning at the 2018 World Championships in Montemor O Velho. Charlotte also took bronze in the VL3 200m race in what has become her most successful year racing for British Canoeing to date. Earlier in the year she competed at the European Championships in Belgrade winning a silver medal in the KL2 200m and took another silver at World Cup 1 in Szeged.

2019 is Charlotte's third season in canoeing having transferred from Para-Swimming after the Rio 2016 Paralympics and she has achieved a podium in every race she started in internationally. 

In 2017 Charlotte won silver at the European Championships  in the K1 KL2 200m and was a finalist in the VL3 at  the 2017 World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic.


Date of Birth: 1987
Lives: Nottingham
Occupation: Full time athlete
Height / Weight: 1.65m / 60.8kg


Class: K1 200m KL2 & V1 200m VL3
Paddling since: 2017
Club: Independent
Coach: Colin Radmore
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2019 Szeged:
KL2 200m - 1st
VL3 200m - 1st
KL2 200m - 1st
WC1 Poznan:
KL2 200m - 1st
2018 Montemor O Velho:
KL2 200m - 1st
VL3 200m - 3rd
KL2 200m - 2nd
WC1 Szeged:
KL2 200m - 2nd
2017 Racice:
VL2 200m - 8th
KL2 200m - 2nd