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Sophie Ogilvie

Sophie Ogilvie

Slalom - Academy

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
Born: Stirling
Hometown: Denny, Falkirk
Lives: Hoddlesdon, Hertfordshire
Occupation: Student
Height / Weight: 1.74m / 60kg
Hobbies: Dogs


Class: Canoe Slalom - Women's Canoe Single (C1) & Women's Kayak Single (K1)
Paddling since: 8 years old
Club: CR Cats
Coach: Greg Hitchen
Boat Manufacturer: C1 Vajda - Hype; K1 - Galasport Tik Tak
Paddles Manufacturer: Galasport


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2022 Ivrea:
U23 C1 - 6th
U23 C1 Team - BRONZE
C1 - 29th
C1 team - 4th
WC3 Tacen:
C1 13th
CSLX 38th

WC2 Krakow:
C1 23rd

WC1 Prague:
C1 25th

2021 U23 Ljubljana:
C1 -15th
C1 team - 4th
CSLX - 18th
C1 - 34th
C1 Team - 2nd

U23 Solkan:
C1 14th
C1 team 10th
WC2 Markleberg:
C1 24th
2019 Le Seu d'Urgell:
C1 - 23rd
C1 Team - 8th

U23 Krakow:
C1 - 17th
K1 - 7th
C1 Team - 4th
K1 Team - 7th
C1 - 9th
C1 Team - 1st

WC1 Lee Valley:
C1 - 10th

WC2 Bratislava:
C1 - 9th

WC Final Prague:
C1 - 23rd
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

WC2 Krakow:
C1 - 18th