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James Kettle

James Kettle has had a strong start to his canoe slalom career, reaching the senior team for the first time…
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Etienne Chappell

Etienne Chappell has enjoyed plenty of global success since making his international debut at the World Junior Championships in Bratislava…
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Jonah Hanrahan

Jonah Hanrahan experienced a breakthrough year in 2023 as he earned selection for a junior international team for the first…
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Lois Leaver

Lois Leaver enjoyed a personal best season as an under-23 in 2023 as well as being exposed to senior level.…
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Nikita Setchell

Nikita Setchell made her breakthrough in 2018 when she memorably won the European junior K1 title in Bratislava. Initially selected…
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Kurts Adams Rozentals

Kurts Adams Rozentals announced himself as an elite performer on the global stage at age-group level in 2023 after winning…
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Arina Kontchakov

Arina Kontchakov has made a real impact on the junior international stage following her breakthrough into the British team in…
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Bethan Forrow

Bethan Forrow was just 17 when she made her debut for the British senior team in 2018, defying her age…
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Phoebe Spicer in action on the water

Phoebe Spicer

Phoebe Spicer is proof of the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, having started her canoeing journey…
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Mallory Franklin

Mallory Franklin

Mallory Franklin is Great Britain and Northern Ireland's most successful female slalom paddler ever. She made history in 2021 after…
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Joe Clarke MBE

Joe Clarke MBE is one of Great Britain's most successful athletes ever having won medals at every major international event…
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Peter Linksted

Peter Linksted's final year as an under-23 athlete coincided with him winning his first individual medal as he signed off…
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Hannah Rhodes

Hannah Rhodes made her international debut at the World Junior Championships in 2022 in the kayak cross. Still a junior…
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Chris Bowers

Chris Bowers is a men’s slalom kayaker, becoming increasingly known for his power and speed on the international circuit. He…
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Jonny Dickson

Jonny Dickson enjoyed a fine breakthrough in 2023, making a huge impact on the international circuit after qualifying for the…
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Adam Burgess

Adam Burgess is set to compete at his second Olympic Games at Paris 2024 in the men's C1 after showing…
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Edward McDonald

Ed McDonald returns to the World Class Programme for 2024 having been on it for the first time in 2023,…
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Ellis Miller

Ellis Miller enjoyed a big year in 2023, achieving a number of personal bests in canoe and kayak throughout the…
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Sam Leaver

Sam Leaver's fledgling career reached its highest point in 2023 as he claimed gold in the kayak cross at the World…
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Ben Haylett

Ben Haylett made his first senior appearance in 2021 at the World Cup Final in Pau, aged 20, and has…
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Ryan Westley

Ryan Westley competes in the C1 event and has enjoyed an extremely successful career, winning the European Championship and European…
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Kimberley Woods after winning a race.

Kimberley Woods

Kayak cross world champion Kimberley Woods will compete at her second Olympic Games at Paris 2024 after an impressive 2023…
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Zoë Blythe-Shields

Zoë Blythe-Shields has enjoyed an impressive age-group career since her international debut, aged 15, at the World Junior Championships in…
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