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Joseph Clarke MBE

Joseph Clarke MBE

Slalom - Podium

Joe Clarke is the reigning Olympic Champion in the canoe slalom men's K1, making history at the 2016 Rio Games by winning GB's first gold medal in this event and Team GB's second gold medal of the Games. 

Joe is in his sixth year as a member of the senior British team and came 6th at the 2017 World Championships.   

In 2014 Joe won a silver medal in K1 at World Cup 5, his first senior individual medal.

Joe's interest in canoeing first started on a kayaking trip with the Scouts.  He started paddling canoe slalom when he was 11 when he managed to secure a place at Stafford and Stone Canoe Club.  From there he was quickly promoted through the divisions and hasn't looked back since breaking into the GB junior team in 2009.

Profile

Date of Birth: 03/11/1992
Born: Stoke-on-Trent
Hometown: Stone, Staffordshire
Lives: Waltham Abbey, Essex
Occupation: Athlete
Height / Weight: 1.84m / 75kg
Hobbies: Cycling

Discipline

Class: Canoe Slalom - Men's K1
Olympics: Rio 2016
Paddling since: 2003
Club: Stafford & Stone
Coach: Mark Ratcliffe
Boat Manufacturer: Galasport Caipi
Paddles Manufacturer: RAAB
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Programme
Sponsors

Results

Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2018 Prague:
K1 - 11th
K1 Team - 4th
2017 Pau:
K1 - 6th
K1 Team - 11th
Tacen:
K1 - 19th
K1 Team - 6th
WC Final La Seu:
K1 - 13th
WC 3 Markleeberg:
K1 - 21st
WC 2 Augsburg:
K1 - 33rd
WC 1 Prague:
K1 - 6th
2016 Rio:
K1 - 1st
Not held in Olympic year Liptovsky:
K1 - 10th
K1 Team- 4th
WC 2 La Seu: K1 - 18th
2015 Lee Valley:
K1 – 38th, K1 Team –3rd
Markkleeberg:
K1 - 8th
K1 Team - 2nd
WC 1 Prague:
K1 Team - 4th
WC 2 Krakow:
K1 - 4th
WC 3 Liptovsky:
K1 – 29th
WC 4 La Seu d’Urgell:
K1 - 9th
WC 5 Pau:
K1 - 18th, K1 Team – 2nd
2014 Deep Creek:
K1 - 36th, K1 Team - 3rd
Jnr & U23 Penrith:
K1 U23 Team – 2nd
Vienna:
K1 - 11th
K1 Team - 2nd
WC 1 Lee Valley:
K1 - 11th, K1 Team - 1st
WC 2 Tacen:
K1 - 34th, K1 Team - 8th
WC 3 Prague:
K1 - 6th, K1 Team - 10th
WC 4 Le Seu D'Urgell:
K1 - 24th
WC 5 Augsburg:
K1 - 2nd, K1 Team - 6th
2013 Prague:
K1 - 6th, K1 Team - 15th
Krakow:
K1 - 13th
K1 Team - 7th
WC 1 Cardiff:
K1 - 13th, K1 Team - 4th
WC 3 La Seu d’Urgell:
K1 – 30th, K1 Team – 6th
WC 4 Tacen:
K1 - 29th, K1 Team - 8th
2012 Jnr & U23 Wausau:
K1 U23 – 12th, K1 U23 Team -10th
Jnr & U23 Solkan:
K1 U23 – 7th
K1 U23 Team – 9th
2011 Jnr & U23 Banjaluka:
K1 U23 – 18th
WC 2 L’Argentierre:
K1 – 43rd
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