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Nikita Setchell

Nikita Setchell

Slalom - Podium Potential

New to the World Class programme for 2019, Nikita is the reigning K1 Junior European Champion, a title she was victorious in claiming at the 2018 European Championships in Bratislava. 

During the day Nikita studies Product Design Engineering at the University of Nottingham. Having grown-up in the sport, Nikita now joins a strong British Slalom contingent. When asked what she most loves about Canoeing, Nikita says, "The amazing feeling of knowing when you have completed a move well, always trying to better yourself,my favourite reason of paddling is being with my friends, having fun."


Date of Birth: 2000
Born: Birmingham
Hometown: Halesowen
Lives: Nottingham
Occupation: Student


Class: K1
Paddling since: Aged 8
Club: Holme Pierrepont Canoe Club
Coach: Greg Hitchen
Boat Manufacturer: Galasport Caili
Paddles Manufacturer: Galasport
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Potential Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2019 Jnr & U23 Krakow:
U23 K1 - 14th
U23 K1 Team - 7th
Jnr & U23 Liptovsky:
U23 K1 - 11th
U23 K1 Team - 8th
WC4 Markkleeberg: K1 - 23rd
2018 Jnr & U23 Bratislava:
Jnr K1 - 1st