David Florence

David Florence


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


Triple medal winning Olympian David Florence returned home from Rio 2016 having collected a second consecutive silver medal in the C2 alongside Richard Hounslow.

Florence won C1 silver at Beijing 2008 and repeated the feat alongside 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 was on fine form in the lead up to Rio, 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 and speaks numerous languages, secured the key quota places for Rio at the 2015 World Championships at Lee Valley, finishing fifth in the C2 with Richard and winning gold in the C1.

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