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Emma Russell

Emma Russell

Sprint - Podium

2019 is Emma's first year on the World Class Programme, she only started paddling in 2009 and is a member of Chelmsford Canoe Club. Her best result prior to 2019 was winning a bronze medal in the K1 500m race at the Junior World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. At the same event she also finished a close 4th place in the K1 1000m race. Emma also had a great competition at the Junior European Championships in Auronzo, Italy where she finished 5th in the K1 1000m race.


Date of Birth: 2000
Lives: Chelmsford
Occupation: Student
Height / Weight: 5'6" / 64.5kg


Class: K1
Paddling since: 2009
Club: Chelmsford Canoe Club
Coach: Kristina Medovcikova
Boat Manufacturer: Nelo, Cinco
Paddles Manufacturer: Jantex
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2021 WC1 Szeged:
K1 500m - Heats
2019 Piesti, Romania:
K1 500m U23 - 8th
K1 1000m U23 - 5th
Racice, Czech Republic:
K1 1000m U23 - 9th
K1 500m - 10th
WC2 Duisburg:
K2 500m - 19th
2018 Plovdiv, Bulgaria:
K1 1000m Jnr - 4th
Auronzo, Italy:
K1 1000m Jnr - 5th