Slalom - Podium Potential
Sophie has been selected for the British senior team for the first time in 2019, competing in the women's canoe single (C1).
She started the season well making three back to back finals at the European Championships, World Cup 1 at Lee Valley and World Cup 2 in Bratislava.
She has previously competed for Great Britain at U23 level in 2017 and 2018 in both C1 and K1.
At the 2018 Under 23 World Championship Sophie competed in the K1 Team event taking the bronze medal and also the C1 Team event finishing in 4th place. She also competed in the Under 23 European Championships in the Team events finishing 5th in the C1 class and taking the silver medal in the C1 event.
Sophie is one of three Scottish athletes on the senior team who learnt to canoe with the CR Cats Canoe Club under the guidance of coach, Johnny Brown. Her twin sister Rebecca s also a kayak paddler.
Sophie has an HNC in Coaching and Development in Sport from Forth Valley College. She is a SportsAid Scotland funded athlete.
|Date of Birth:||1999|
|Height / Weight:||1.74m / 60kg|
|Class:||Canoe Slalom - Women's Canoe Single (C1) & Women's Kayak Single (K1)|
|Paddling since:||8 years old|
|Boat Manufacturer:||C1 Vajda - Hype; K1 - Galasport Tik Tak|
|Year||Olympic Games||World Championships||European Championships||World Cups||National/Other|
C1 - 9th
C1 Team - 1st
|WC1 Lee Valley:
C1 - 10th
C1 - 9th
|2018||Jnr & U23, Ivrea:
K1 U23 Team - 3rd
C1 U23 Team - 4th
|Jnr & U23 Bratislava:
K1 U23 Team - 2nd
C1 U23 Team - 5th
|2017||Jnr & U23 Hohenlimberg:
C1 Team - 9th
|WC 1 Liptovsky:
C1 - 26th
C1 - 18th