David Florence

David Florence


  • Event C1
  • Date of Birth 08/08/1982
  • Born Edinburgh


Double silver medal winning Olympian David Florence will combine his specialities at Rio 2016 and compete in both the C1 and C2 classes.

Florence won C1 silver at Beijing 2008 and repeated the feat alongside Richard Hounslow four years later in the C2.

He is the first canoe slalom paddler to be selected for three successive Olympic Games.

And the Edinburgh man has been on fine form since London 2012, becoming the first paddler in 60 years to win the C1 and C2 World Championship titles in the same year back in 2013

Florence, who has a degree in mathematical physics, secured the key quota places for the events at the 2015 World Championships at Lee Valley, finishing fifth in the C2 with Hounslow and winning gold in the C1.

The C2 pair have been competing together since 2009 and, after a just a year of training together, won bronze medals at both the European and World Championships. 

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