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Nicholas Beighton

Nicholas Beighton

Paracanoe - Podium

2018 started well for Nick when he won silver in the K1 200m KL2 at the European Championships in Belgrade, building on the bronze medal he won at the same event in 2017.

Nick's debut in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games saw him take Bronze in the K1 200m KL2 event. In the previous year, Nick finished 3rd in the K1 200m KL2 event at the World Championships. 

Before transitioning to British Canoeing in 2014, Nick competed in Rowing at the London 2012 Paralympics coming 4th in the TAMix2x class.  

Previous to his sporting career, Nick was a Captain in the Royal Engineers of the British Army. In 2009, while in Afghanistan, he stood on an explosive device and lost both of his legs.


Date of Birth: 1981
Born: Stockport
Hometown: Shrewsbury
Lives: Mimsterley, Shropshire
Occupation: Athlete
Height / Weight: 1.95m


Class: Paracanoe - Men's K1 200m KL2
Paralympics: London 2012 (Rowing)
Paddling since: 2014
Club: Shropshire Paddlesports
Coach: Matthew Lawrence
Boat Manufacturer: Plastex
Paddles Manufacturer: Jantex
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2019 Szeged:
KL2 200m - 8th
VL3 200m - 3rd
KL2 200m - 4th
WC1 Poznan:
KL2 200m - 4th
2018 Montemor O Velho:
KL2 200m - 7th
KL2 200m - 2nd
WC1 Szeged:
KL2 200m - 6th
2017 Plovdiv:
KL2 200m - 3rd
2016 Rio:
KL2 200m-3rd
KL2 200m - 3rd
KL2 200m - 1st
2015 Milan:
KL2 200m – 9th
KL2 200m - 6th