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Jeanette Chippington MBE

Jeanette Chippington MBE

Paracanoe - Podium

2018 saw Jeannette win 7 medals across the World and European Championships and World Cup 1. She got off to a strong start in winning World Cup silver in the V1 200m VL2 and bronze in the K1 200m KL3. Two weeks later at the European Championships in Belgrade Jeannette won gold in the KL3 and silver in the VL2. At the World Championships in Montemor O Veho Jeanette took silver in the V1 VL2 200m and bronze in the K1 KL1 200m race. She has won a total of six European titles and an incredible seven European Championship medals throughout her career in paracanoe.

In 2017 Jeanette achieved the Paracanoe 'Grand Slam' holding the Paralympic, European and World titles within the calendar year in the KL1 200m event.

Jeanette became Paralympic Champion in the KL1 200m at Paracanoe's debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.  

Jeanette is a significant force at world level in the women’s K1 200m KL1 and, has won the World title on five occasions. She is also a triple European Champion, winning in 2014, 2015 and 2017. Previously she has won gold at the World and European Championships in the Women’s V1A 200m.

Jeanette is an outstanding athlete having already competed as a swimmer at five consecutive Paralympic Games; Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney and Athens, winning a total of 12 medals. Atlanta was her most successful games where she won 2 Golds, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals and broke two World Records.

Jeanette first learnt to swim as part of physiotherapy after contracting a virus and only started canoeing when a friend nagged her. She is also a wife and mum of two children.


Date of Birth: 1970
Born: Taplow, Buckinghamshire
Hometown: Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lives: Maidenhead, Berkshire
Occupation: Swimming Teacher / Coach
Height / Weight: 1.62m / 52kg
Hobbies: Swimming, Travelling and reading


Class: Paracanoe - Women’s K1 200m KL1 & V1 200m VL1
Paralympics: Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004
Disability: Transverse Mylitis
Paddling since: 2011
Club: Longridge Canoe Club
Coach: John Griffiths
Boat Manufacturer: Tevanui / Plastex
Paddles Manufacturer: Jantex Rio
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2019 Szeged:
KL1 200m - 6th
VL2 200m - 2nd
KL1 200m - 3rd
WC1 Poznan:
VL2 200m - 3rd
KL1 200m - 4th
2018 Montemor-o-Velho:
VL2 200m - 2nd
KL1 200m - 3rd
KL1 200m - 1st
VL2 200m- 2nd
KL2 200m- 2nd
WC1 Szeged:
VL2 200m- 2nd
KL1 200m- 3rd
2017 Racice:
KL1 200m - 1st
KL1 200 - 1st
2016 Rio:
KL1 200m-1st
KL1 200m - 2nd
KL1 200m - 1st
2015 Milan:
KL1 200m – 1st
KL1 200m – 1st
2014 Moscow:
K1 200m A – 1st,
V1 200m A – 1st
K1 200m A – 1st
V1 200m A – 1st
2013 Duisburg:
K1 200m A – 1st, V1 200m A – 1st, V1 200m TA – 1st
V1 200m LTA – 1st
2012 Poznan:
K1 200m A – 1st, K1 200m TA – 1st, V1 200m LTA – 1st