Richard Jefferies

Richard Jefferies

Canoe Sprint

  • Event C1 200m
  • Date of Birth 05/02/1987
  • Born Bembridge, Isle of Wight


Richard Jefferies was fast-tracked into the sport through UK Sport’s Sporting Giants programme, which he was selected for along with his brother.

Formerly a rugby player, Richard – from Bembridge on the Isle of Wight – opted for canoeing over a place at Loughborough University studying sport science.

Having taken up the sport two years previously in 2009, he came fifth at the Under-23 European Championships.

 He qualified for the 2012 Olympics in London however his bid to reach the final of the men's C1 200m class fell short as he finished sixth in his semi-final.

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