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Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr

Sprint - Podium Potential

Deborah is a women's Sprint kayaker and in 2017 she competed in the women's K2 and K4 500m classes. 2017 saw her best result at World Cup 1 in Montemor-O-Veho with a 5th place in the K2 500m. World Cup 2 in Szeged, Hungary, followed with a 6th place in the K2 500m. The World Championships in Racice saw her take 9th place with her team-mates in the K4 500m showing a strong finish in a year with great results.

Deborah is studying for a Sports Science degree at Manchester Metropolitan University and began paddling in 2008.


Born: Carluke
Hometown: Motherwell
Lives: Nottingham
Occupation: Athlete
Height / Weight: 1.74m / 72kg
Hobbies: Watching films


Class: Canoe Sprint
Paddling since: 2008
Club: Strathclyde
Coach: Kristina Medovcikova
Boat Manufacturer: Nelo Quattro ML
Paddles Manufacturer: Braca
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Potential Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2018 WC1 Szeged:
K4 500m - 7th

WC2 Duisburg:
K4 500m - 7th
K2 500m - 15th
2017 Racice:
K4 500m - 9th
U23 Belgrade:
K2 1000m - 6th
WC 1 Montemor-O-Velho:
K1 500m - 6th
K4 500m - 5th

WC 2 Szeged:
K2 500m - 6th
2016 Jnr & U23 Minsk:
K2 500m- 15th
WC1 Duisberg:
K1 200m - 5th
K1 500m - 7th
2015 Jnr & U23 Portugal:
K1 Jun 200m – 3rd,
K1 Jun 500m – 3rd
2014 Jnr & U23 Szeged:
K2 Jun 200m – 9th
Jnr & U23 France:
K1 Jun 200m – 7th,
K2 Jun 500m – 8th
2013 Jnr & U23 Poznan:
K4 Jun 500m – 6th