Baku 2015 Meet the Team: Canoe Sprint

23 April 2015 / 06:25

A strong squad of canoe sprinters will be heading to the European Games and Team GB's athletes will be pushing for medals in the 15 events at Baku 2015.

 

Lani Belcher

Event: K4 500m

Age: 25

Home town: Maidenhead

Twitter: @lanibelcher

Double gold winner at the 2014 World Cup in Szeged , taking victory in both the K2 500m and the K1 5000m

 

 

Rachel Cawthorn

Event: K1 500m, K1 200m,

Age: 26

Home town: Guildford

Twitter: @rachelcawthorn

London 2012 Olympian, finishing fifth and sixth in the K4 and K1 500m respectively

 

Louisa Sawers

Event: K4 500 K2 500m, K1 5000m

Age: 26

Home town: Maidenhead

Twitter: @louisasawers

The reigning world K1 5000m champion having taken the title at the 2014 World Championships in Moscow, adding to her European Championships silver and World Cup gold from 2013

 

 

Hayleigh Mason

Event: K2 500m, K4 500m

Age: 28

Home town: Nottingham

Twitter: @hayleigh_mason

World Cup gold medallist from 2011 in the women’s K4 500m in Duisburg Germany. She is also a European Championship bronze medallist from 2009 and a multiple World Championship finalist

 

Angela  Hannah

Event: K2 500m, K4 500m

Age: 29

Home town: Banbury

Twitter: @angelgracej

London 2012 Olympian who finished fifth in the women’s K4 500m

 

 

Emily Lewis

Event: K2 200m

Age: 21

Home town: Malvern

Twitter:

Silver medallist at the 2014 British Senior Championships in the K2 200m category

 

Ed McKeever

Event: K1 200m

Age: 31

Home town: Woodburn Green

Twitter: @edmckeever

Reigning Olympic champion after triumphing in the men’s K1 200m final at London 2012

 

 

Liam Heath

Event: K2 200m

Age: 30

Home town: Maidenhead

Twitter: @liam_heath

Bronze medallist at the London 2012 Olympic Games when competing alongside Jon Schofield in the men’s K2 200m

 

Jon Schofield

Event: K2 200m

Age: 29

Home town: Maidenhead

Twitter:

Bronze medallist at the London 2012 Olympic Games when competing alongside Liam Heath in the men’s K2 200m

 

 

Jonathan Boyton

Event: K1 1000m

Age: 26

Home town: Hampton Hill

Twitter: @jboyton

A 16-time national champion who finished 22nd in the K2 1000m at the 2014 Moscow World Championships last year

 

Timothy Pendle

Event: K2 1000m, K1 5000m

Age: 25

Home town: Norwich

Twitter: @iamtimpendle

A world U23 marathon bronze medallist

 

 

Andrew Daniels

Event: K2 1000m

Age: 26

Home town: Henley-on-Thames

Twitter: @GBMarathonCanoeing

Three top-10 World Championship finishes in the K4 category

 

Christopher Calvert

Event: C1 200m

Age: 24

Home town: Pershore

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Top-20 finishes at both the European Championships and the Racice World Cup in 2014

 

James Sytan

Event: C1 1000m

Age: 25

Home town: Evesham

Twitter: @jamesstyanc

Eleventh at the 2014 European Championships and 21st at the World Championships