Abigail Edmonds

Abigail Edmonds was the last member of the canoe team to be selected after Britain were awarded an additional women’s host nation place. She will contest the K2 500m and provide back-up for the K4 400m in the event of illness or injury. Edmonds will ...

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Angela Hannah

Angela Hannah grew up in Zimbabwe and played hockey for her country of birth. She has a degree in human biology from Loughborough University, where she started kayaking. Hannah has a Greek mother and Scottish father and two older sisters. She married her S...

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Anna Hemmings

Anna Hemmings, Britain’s leading female marathon canoeist, current World Champion was told by medical experts she might never race again. In 2005 however, she signalled a miraculous return to fitness by regaining her status as the World’s leadin...

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Ed McKeever

Ed McKeever graduated from Kingston University with a degree in accountancy and finance and is studying to qualify as an ACCA accountant. McKeever won K1 200m gold at the opening World Cup leg of 2012 in Poznan and second in Duisburg. At the 2012 Olym...

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Jess Walker

Jessica Walker made her Olympic debut at Beijing 2008 aged 18 and along with Tim Brabants she was the only member of the British canoe sprint team to have Olympic experience for London 2012. She is a former two-time European junior champion and was once ag...

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Jon Schofield

Jon Schofield, from Clitheroe, was a successful wildwater canoeist before making the switch to sprint kayaking in 2007. He won the world junior wildwater title in 2002 and the senior European title in 2007 and has had much success sprint kayaking in the K2 ...

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Liam Heath

Liam Heath turned professional in 2010 and won European K2 200m gold with Jon Schofield while also taking bronze in the same event at the World Championships that year. He also won two World Cup golds in 2010 and this year won silver medals in Poznan and i...

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Louisa Sawers

Louisa Sawers followed her brother John in trying her hand at canoeing and formed part of the women’s K4 500m at London 2012. Sawers won gold in the junior K1 and junior K2, with teammate Jessica Walker, at the Marathon World Championships in 2006. ...

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Lucy Wainwright

Lucy is the current women's K1 200m European Champion and is looking forward to her second Olympic Games. She has recorded some solid results in the past two years, including a World Cup Bronze medal this year and a Silver World Cup medal in 2007. L...

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Rachel Cawthorn

Rachel Cawthorn became the first-ever British woman to medal at both the European and World Championships in 2010. She suffered a winter of repeated illness in 2011 but competed at the World Championships that year and help qualify the K4 500m boat for Lon...

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