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Christopher Bowers

Christopher Bowers

Slalom - Academy

Chris is a men's slalom kayaker (K1) and 2019 is his third year on the British Senior Team. 

Chris had a great start to 2019 finishing fourth in World Cup 1 at Lee Valley to record his best ever World Cup result.

In 2018 he qualified for his second successive European Championships final where he finished fifth. At the World Championships in Rio, Chris won gold in the Men's K1 Team event with Joe Clarke and Bradley Forbes-Cryans.

He also still competes at U23 level and in 2017 he came fourth at the U23 World Championships in Bratislava.

Chris is studying Accounting and Finance at University of East London.


Date of Birth: 1998
Born: Stoke-on-Trent
Hometown: Stoke-on-Trent
Lives: Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Occupation: Student
Height / Weight: 1.80m / 71kg
Hobbies: Climbing, foodie


Class: Canoe Slalom - Men's Kayak Single (K1)
Paddling since: 2008
Club: Stafford and Stone Canoe Club
Coach: Gareth Wilson
Boat Manufacturer: Galasport
Paddles Manufacturer: Raab
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Potential Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2022 Liptovsky:
K1 - 16th
K1 Team - 10th
CSLX - 23rd
WC3 Tacen:
K1 36th
CSLX 15th

WC2 Krakow:
K1 37th

WC1 Prague:
K1 33rd
CSLX - 13th
2021 Bratislava:
K1 - 37th
K1 Team - 5th

K1 - 3rd
CSLX - 19th

K1 - 17th
K1 Team - 3rd

U23 Solkan
K1 - 3rd
K1 Team -9th
K1 - 14th

WC2 Markkleeberg
CSLX - 7th
K1 - 17th

WC3 Le Seu
K1 - 12th

WC Final - Pau
K1 - 16th

2019 La Seu d'Urgell:
K1 - 45th
K1 Team - 9th

U23 Krakow:
K1 - 6th
K1 Team - 9th
K1 - 31st
K1 Team - 7th
WC1 Lee Valley:
K1 - 4th

WC Final Prague:
K1 35th
2018 Rio:
K1 - 40th
K1 Team - 1st

K1 - 5th
K1 Team - 4th
WC1 Liptovsky: K1 65th
WC2 Krakow: K1 32nd
WC3 Augsburg: K1 21st

WC Final La Seu d'Urgell:
K1 - 13th
2017 U23 Bratislava:
K1 - 4th
K1 Team - 11th

K1 - 30th
K1 Team - 11th

K1 - 14th
K1 Team - 6th
WC Final La Seu:
K1 - 24th

WC3 Markleeberg:
K1 - 31st

WC2 Ausberg:
K1 - 37th

WC1 Prague:
K1 - 36th
2016 Jnr & U23 Krakow:
K1 Team Jnr: 16th
WC4 Prague:
K1 - 5th

WC 5 Tacen:
K1 - 24th
2015 Foz do Iguacu:
Jnr K1 - 6th
Jnr K1 Team - 8th, U23 Men's K1 Team - 5th