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Thomas Lusty

Thomas Lusty

Sprint - Academy

Tom is now in his third year on the UK Sport Podium Potential Programme for 2018.  He had 2 strong performances at the World Championships in Montemor O Velho finishing 10th in the K1n 1000m and 18th in the K2 1000m. He is a Building Services Engineering Consultant based in Solihull and fits his training and competing in around his work.

2017 saw Tom compete in the Junior and Under 23 World Championships in Pitesti, Romania where he finished 7th in the Under 23 K1 500m race.


Date of Birth: 1994
Born: Birmingham
Hometown: Solihull, West Midlands
Lives: Solihull, West Midlands
Occupation: Building Services Engineering Consultant
Height / Weight: 1.75m / 72kg


Class: Canoe Sprint
Paddling since: 2007
Club: Solihull Canoe Club
Coach: Paul Darby-Dowman
Boat Manufacturer: Nelo
Paddles Manufacturer: Jantex
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Potential Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
WC1 Racice:
K4 500m - Semi-finals
K2 500m - Heats
K1 5000m - 13th
2021 WC1 Szeged:
K1 1000m - 14th
2019 Szeged:
K1 1000m - 14th
WC1 Poznan:
K1 1000m - 16th
K1 500m - 11th

WC2 Duisburg
K1 1000m - 11th
2018 Montemor O Velho:
K1 1000m - 10th
K2 1000, - 18th
WC1 Szeged:
K1 1000m - 12th
K2 1000m - 12th

WC2: Duisburg:
K1 1000m - 5th
K2 1000m - 13th
2017 Racice:
K1 500m - 12th

U23 Pitesti:
K1 1000m - 12th
K1 500m - 7th
WC 2 Szeged:
K1 1000m - 20th
2016 U23 K1 1000m - 6th