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Rebeka Simon

Rebeka Simon

Sprint - Podium

Rebeka (Rebii) Simon was born in Hungary and is a women’s sprint kayaker. In 2016 she competed in Rio in her first Olympics as part of the Women's K4 500m crew and came 7th in a very competitive field. In 2018 Rebii won the bronze medal at the Under 23 European Championships in Auronze in the K1 1000m race. In only her second year at senior competitions and still only 22 years old, Rebii finished 13th in the K1 500m race. She also performed well at World Cup 1 in Szeged, finishing 12th in the K1 500m and at World Cup 2 finishing 11th, both in the K1 500m races.

2014 saw Rebii shortlisted for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award after a fantastic year of competition, taking silver in both the K1 1000m and 500m events at the Junior European Championships and also silver in the K1 500m at the Junior World Championships in Szeged. 


Date of Birth: 1996
Born: Budapest
Hometown: Walton-on-Thames
Lives: Nottingham
Occupation: Athlete
Height / Weight: 1.73m / 70kg
Hobbies: Shopping, reading, drawing and painting. Can't race without eating (a lot) of Nutella. My hero is Canadian sprint Kayaker Adam Van Koeuerden


Class: Canoe Sprint- Women's K1 500m & K1 1000m, K2, K4
Olympics: Rio 2016
Paddling since: 2002
Club: Elmbridge Canoe Club
Coach: Kristina Medovcikova
Boat Manufacturer: Nelo Cinco ML
Paddles Manufacturer: Braca
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Potential Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2019 Szeged:
K1 500m - 7th
WC1 Poznan:
K1 500m - 21st

WC2 Duisburg:
K1 500m - 17th
2018 Montemor O Velho:
K1 500m - 13th

U23 Euros Auronzo:
K1 1000m - 3rd
K1 500m - 9th
WC1 Szeged:
K1 500m - 12th

WC2 Duisburg:
K1 500m - 11th
2017 Racice:
K1 500m - 13th
K4 500m - 4th

U23 Pitesti:
K1 500m - 3rd
K1 1000m - 5th
U23 Belgrade:
K1 500m - 6th
K1 1000m - 1st
WC 1 Montemor-O-Velho:
K1 500m - 7th

WC 2 Szeged:
K1 1000m - 4th
2016 Rio:
K4 500m- 7th
K4 500m - 4th
WC 1 Duisburg:
K4 W 500 - 4th

WC 2 Racice:
K1 W 1000m - 2nd
2015 Milan:
K4 500m – 5th
K1 500m – 10th K1 1000m – 4th
WC 3 Copenhagen:
K2 500m – 8th
2014 Moscow:
K1 1000m – 5th
Jnr & U23 Szeged:
K1 U23 500m – 2nd, K1 Jun 500m – 2nd
Jnr & U23 France:
K1 Jun 500m – 2nd, K1 Jun 1000m – 2nd
2013 Jnr & U23 Ontario:
K1 Jun 500m – 2nd
Jnr & U23 Poznan:
K1 Jun 500m – 5th, K1 Jun 1000m – 1st
2012 Jnr & U23 Portugal:
K1 Jun 500m – 8th
2011 Jnr & U23 Brandenburg:
K2 Jun 1000m – 2nd