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Christopher Bowers

Christopher Bowers

Slalom - Podium Potential

Chris is a men's slalom kayaker (K1) and 2018 was his second year on the British Senior Team. Chris had a great start to 2018, qualifying 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.

Profile

Date of Birth: 30-07-1998
Born: Stoke-on-Trent
Hometown: Stoke-on-Trent
Lives: Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Occupation: Student
Height / Weight: 1.80m / 71kg
Hobbies: Climbing, foodie

Discipline

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

Results

Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2019
2018 Rio:
K1 - 40th
K1 Team - 1st

Prague:
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

Pau:
K1 - 30th
K1 Team - 11th


Tacen:
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