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Emily Lewis

Emily Lewis

Sprint - Academy

Emily Lewis made her Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, taking on both the K1 200m and K1 500m on the Sea Forest Waterway. The Worcester paddler narrowly missed on out a semi-final place in the K1 200m, just 0.005 seconds off the top two spot needed to progress.  

Emily started the 2021 season strong as she put herself in contention for the team with second place in the selection regatta in April, backed up with a best ever finish at the European Canoe Sprint Championships in Poznan at the start of June.

A K1 200m Junior European bronze medallist, Emily played a key role in the women’s K4 squad before turning her sights back to the individual event. The move to train alongside Liam Heath has paid dividends for the Malvern native.

In 2018 Emily raced in the K4 500m race at World Cup 1 in Szeged and also World Cup 2 in Duisberg finishing 7th in both K4 500m races. In 2017 had several strong finishes, the first at World Cup 1 in Montemor-O-Veho, Portugal, saw Emily take a 5th place in the K4 500m. At the European Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Emily finished 8th place in the individual K1 500m. During the World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic, Emily and her crew of three team-mates took 9th place in the K4 500m race.


Date of Birth: 1993
Born: Tunbridge Wells
Hometown: Malvern
Lives: Nottingham
Occupation: Athlete
Height / Weight: 1.70m / 63kg
Hobbies: Emily is a canoeing coach


Class: Canoe Sprint - Women's K1 200m
Paddling since: 2006
Club: Worcester Canoe Club
Coach: Eric Farrell
Boat Manufacturer: Nelo Quattro
Paddles Manufacturer: Janex
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Potential Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2021 Tokyo:
K1 200m - 18th
K1 500m - 31st
K1 200m - Semi-finals
WC1 Szeged:
K1 200m - 12th
2019 Szeged:
K4 500m - 13th
WC1 Poznan:
K4 500m - 14th

WC2 Duisburg:
K1 200m - 16th
K4 500m - 16th
2018 WC1 Szeged:
K4 500m - 7th

WC2 Duisburg:
K4 500m - 7th
K2 500m - 15th
2017 Racice:
K4 500m - 9th
K1 500m - 8th
WC 1 Montemor-O-Velho:
K1 500m - 16th
K4 500m - 5th

WC 2 Szeged:
K2 500m - 6th
2016 Jnr & U23 Minsk:
K1 200m- 8th, K1 500m- 14th
Jnr & U23 Plovdiv:
K1 W 200 - 3rd, K1 W 500 - 7th
WC 1 Duisberg:
K1 W 200 -
8th , K1 W 500 - 7th
2015 Milan:
K2 200m – 4th
Jnr & U23 Portugal:
K1 U23 200m – 4th
K1 200m – 11th
WC 2 Duisberg:
K1 200m – 13th, K4 200m – 3rd
2014 Jnr & U23 Szeged:
K1 U23 200m – 6th, K4 U23 500m – 7th
2011 Jnr & U23 Brandenburg:
K1 Jun 200m – 5th