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Thomas Abbott

Thomas Abbott

Slalom - Podium Potential

Tom Abbot is a men’s C1 & C2 slalom canoeist.

Tom had a strong year in 2018 with a 4th place at the Under 23 European Championships C1 men's race at Bratislava. He also competed in the Under 23 World Championships in Ivrea and won bronze in the Men's Team C1 class along with a 10th place in the Men's C1 where he finished 10th.

Tom had a great year in 2017, with a best individual C1 finish of 8th in the World Championships in Bratislava. He also showed his form in the C1 Team events finishing 4th in Hohenlimberg and 2nd in the Team C1 event at the Junior and Under 23 Championships in Bratislava.


Born: Worksop
Hometown: Nannerch, Flintshire
Lives: Nottingham
Occupation: Architecture student
Height / Weight: 1.74m / 73kg
Hobbies: Art, running


Class: Canoe Slalom - Men's C1 & C2
Paddling since: 2006
Club: Mold Canoe Club
Coach: Richard Hounslow
Boat Manufacturer: Vajda MM Max
Paddles Manufacturer: TJ Composites
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Potential Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2018 Jnr & U23 Irvea:
C1 U23 Team - 3rd
C1 U23 - 10th
Jnr & U23 Bratislava:
C1 U23 Team - 4th
C1 U23 - 9th
2017 Jnr & U23 Bratislava:
C1 U23 -8th C1 U23
Team - 2nd
Jnr & U23:
C1 U23
Team - 4th
2015 Jnr & U23 Brazil:
C1 U23 – 12th, C1 U23 Team – 2nd
Jnr & U23, Krakow:
C1 U23 Team - 9th
2014 Jnr & U23 Macedonia:
C1 U23 – 10th
2013 Jnr & U23 Liptovsky:
C1 Jun – 16th, C1 Jun Team – 6th, C2 Jun – 21st, C2 Jun Team – 5th
Jnr & U23 France:
C1 Jun – 17th, C1 Jun Team – 1st, C2 Jun – 16th, C2 Jun Team – 5th
2012 Jnr & U23 Wausau:
C1 Jun Team – 2nd, C1 Jun – 23rd, C2 Jun Team – 2nd, C2 Jun – 11th