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Chelsey Dixon

Chelsey Dixon

Paracanoe - Podium Potential

Chelsey Dixon joined the performance programme in 2017 after being identified through the British Canoeing Talent Identification process.

In just one year, Chelsey had made huge progress in the sport which saw her travel to her first World Championships in 2018. On her international debut out at Momtemor O Velho in Portugal, Dixon came 9th in the close fought KL3 200m race after securing a place in the A Final.

Chelsey first got into paracanoe when she was involved in a charity called Climbing Out, set up by Kelda Wood a previous British Canoeing Programme athlete, who introduced her to the sport. 

Dixon has always been involved in sport from a young age, playing football at academy level as well as running 1500m track, cross country and high jump at county level.

Chelsey is also an ambassador for Inspire Activity - Community Games and Youth Cancer Trust as well as the Sport Ambassador for the Birmingham Childrens Hospital Oncology and Haematology Department.

Profile

Date of Birth: 1996
Lives: Staffordshire
Occupation: Student at University of Derby studying Biomedical Health
Height / Weight: 1.88m / 75.6kg
Hobbies: Reading, travelling, socialising with friends and family

Discipline

Class: K1 200m KL3 & V1 200m VL3
Paddling since: December 2016
Coach: Matt Lawrence
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Potential Programme

Results

Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2018 Montemor-o-Velho:
KL3 200m - 9th