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Abigail Edmonds Takes Mystery Spot with Team GB Sprint Canoe Squad

Abigail Edmonds Takes Mystery Spot with Team GB Sprint Canoe Squad
A few weeks ago it was announced that the Team GB Sprint Canoe Squad would be adding an extra member to its ranks, bringing the total number of British canoeists and kayakers competing in the sprint canoe event to ten. The U.K.’s watersports community was intrigued by the revelation that the squad would be expanding and speculation was rife as to who the tenth member would be, but nothing more was... 

Olympic Flame Extinguished at Lee Valley

Olympic Flame Extinguished at Lee Valley
The Olympic Torch’s visit to the Lee Valley Whitewater Centre did not go entirely as planned after a mishap saw it extinguished by a rogue wave. The appearance of the torch at the watersports centre had been billed as one of the highlights of the flame’s trip around the British Isles and the announcement that it would go kayaking whilst at the multi-million pound facility was heralded as a world... 

Britain’s Got Olympic Talent – Meet Alice Hannah and Richard Jefferies

Britain's Got Olympic Talent - Meet Alice Hannah and Richard Jefferies
Last week, the official list of British canoe and kayak competitors for London 2012 was finally announced to the world. Several of the names on the list came as little surprise. Brabants, McKeever, Heath, Schofield and Neave were pretty much foregone conclusions, but a couple of the names on the list were perhaps a little more surprising for anyone who hadn’t been following elite British canoeing... 

Warwick Uni Students Plan 1,300 Mile Sea Kayak Trip

Warwick Uni Students Plan 1,300 Mile Sea Kayak Trip
There must be something about the month of June that makes people want to take up ridiculously daring sea kayaking missions. Shortly after Wave Vidmar announced his plans to paddle 3,000 mile across the Pacific, news surfaced that a group of U.K. students are planning a similarly intrepid mission, much closer to home. - Three friends from Warwick University will attempt to kayak from Dover on the south... 

Germany Reigns Supreme – Podium Results from Canoe Sprint European Championships 2012

Germany Reigns Supreme - Podium Results from Canoe Sprint European Championships 2012
It was Germany that took the largest number of gold medals at this year’s European Canoe Sprint Championships, with a total of 6 first place wins (including a gold in a paracanoe event). The German contingent also collected  5 silver medals, but no third place bronzes. The impressive haul marked out Team Germany as the overall victors at this year’s European Championships. Gluckwunsche, as they... 

Florence Pipped to Gold By Domenjo in Spain

Florence Pipped to Gold By Domenjo in Spain
Podium results and video below. David Florence returned to winning form in the third Canoe Slalom World Cup of the season in Spain after he bagged a silver medal for Great Britain in the C1 event. The 29-year-old Scottish paddler showed immense form in the final of the C1 competition, taking the lead at the start of the race, but he was pipped into second place by Spaniard, Jordi Domenjo. French... 

Team GB Canoe Come Down in France.

Team GB Canoe Come Down in France.
The astonishing wave of success experienced by Britain’s canoe and kayak athletes over the last few weeks came to a frustrating end at the second Canoe Slalom World Cup of the season, which saw French competitors dominate. The one saving grace of the competition was the performance of former European and World Champion, Lizzie Neave, who scraped a place on the podium, winning bronze in the K1 event. - Unfortunately,... 

9 Become 10 – Extra Athlete Added to Team GB Canoe Squad.

9 Become 10 - Extra Athlete Added to Team GB Canoe Squad.
Team GB’s Olympic canoe squad has announced that it will be adding an extra member just two days after the line-up of nine elite athletes was announced. It is not yet known who will take the extra slot or in which event they will be competing, but there are a number of likely candidates.News of the official British 2012 Olympic squad was well received by sports commentators across the country. The... 

Team GB Sprint Canoe Team Announced.

Team GB Sprint Canoe Team Announced.
Today saw official confirmation of the nine-strong Team GB canoe sprint squad, with the announcement causing a lot of excitement amongst sports enthusiasts. The team is being heralded as one of the strongest fielded by the U.K. at this Summer’s Olympic Games, leading many to speculate that medal success may well be within sight. - Leading the team is Olympic Gold Medalist Tim Brabants, who will... 

David Florence Up Beat After Double Gold.

David Florence Up Beat After Double Gold.
David Florence was upbeat and optimistic for success at London 2012 after he took two golds in the Canoe Slalom World Cup in Cardiff at the weekend. Speaking to the press, Florence was clearly delighted with his double win, which sees him secure the C1 and C2 World Cup titles weeks before he will compete at the Olympics. The 29-year-old Scottish canoeist took first place in the C1 event comfortably... 
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