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Christopher Bowers

Christopher Bowers

Slalom - Podium Potential

Chris is a men's slalom kayaker (K1) and in his second year on the British Senior Team. Chris had a great start to 2018 by qualifying for his second successive European Championships final where he finished 5th. Chris also competed at the World Championships in Rio where he won gold in the Men's K1 Team event with Joe Clarke and Bradley Forbes-Cryans.

In 2017 he came 4th at the U23 World Championships in Bratislava.


Date of Birth: 30/07/1998
Born: Stoke-on-Trent
Hometown: Staffordshire
Lives: Stoke-on-Trent
Occupation: Student
Height / Weight: 1.80m
Hobbies: Climbing


Class: Slalom - 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
2018 Rio:
K1 Team - 1st

K1 - 5th
K1 Team - 4th
World Cup 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 Men's K1 - 6th,
Jnr Men's K1 Team - 8th, U23 Men's K1 Team - 5th