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Philip Miles

Philip Miles

Sprint - Academy

Philip is now going into his second year of the World Class Programme after joining in 2019. Philip competes in the K1 1000m event and claimed a fantastic silver medal in the 2019 junior European Championships in Racice, Czech Republic, in what he claims as a highlight of his paddling career to date.

In 2018, Philip achieved an excellent 7th place at the Junior European Championships in Auronzo Italy in 2018. Philip also competed at the Junior World Championships in Plovdiv Bulgaria in the K4 500 race with team-mates James Smithson, Andras Keresturi and Luke Shaw where the team finished 14th.

Outside of sport, the 19-year-old is a music student at the University of Nottingham.


Date of Birth: 2001
Hometown: Warwick
Occupation: Student
Hobbies: Music, piano, singing


Class: K1 1000m, K1 500m, K4 500m
Paddling since: 2011
Club: Royal Leamington Spa Canoe Club
Coach: Paul Darby-Dowman
Boat Manufacturer: Nelo Cinco, size XXL
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Academy Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
U23 K1 500m - 9th
U23 K1 1000m - 9th
2021 Copenhagen:
K4 500m - 15th

U23 K4 500m - 5th
2019 Piesti, Romania:
K1 1000m Jnr - 10th
K4 500m Jnr - 11th
Račice, Czech Republic:
K1 1000m - 2nd
K4 500m Jnr - 13th
2018 Plovdiv Bulgaria:
K4 Jnr 500m - 14th
Auronze, Italy:
K1 Jnr 100m - 7th