Liam Heath (GBR)

GBUnited Kingdom
Date of birth:
17 August 1984
Federation:
BRITISH CANOEING
Liam Heath (GBR)

Biography

Further Personal Information

BIOGRAPHY

Date of Birth: 17/08/1984
Born: Guildford, Surrey
Hometown: Guildford, Surrey
Lives: Maidenhead, Berkshire
Class / Distance: Canoe Sprint - Men's K2 200m
Paddling since: 1995
Club: Wey
Coach: Alex Nikonorov
Boat: Nelo Vanquish III
Paddles: Jantex Gamma Large
 
Sponsors: Jantex, Lifeplan, Nelo, Assist, Speedstroke
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Programme
 
Hobbies: Art, Design and 3D design
Website: www.liam-heath.co.uk

Twitter: @Liam_heath

Notes:
Liam Heath is a Men's K2 200m sprint kayaker and has been selected for Team GB at London 2012.
In 2010 Liam was crowned European Champion in the K2 200m; with his partner Jon Schofield, they went on to take the bronze medal at the World Championships. They went one better in 2011 winning silver at the World Championships and now have the ultimate goal of becoming Olympic champions.
Liam was first introduced to kayaking as part of an organized ‘holiday fun’ activity week at Wey Kayak Club at the age of 10. In amongst other sporting activities he chose to pursue kayaking as it came quickly and naturally to him.
Liam attended Loughbrough University and graduated with a degree in Industrial Design and Technology.
Liam can name and make over 150 different cocktails.

 

ICF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
K2 200m -Bronze
K1 200m Relay - Silver
ICF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
K2 200m - Silver
ICF WORLD CUPS
WC1 Poznan:
K2 200m - Silver

WC2 Racice:
K2 200m - Silver
ICF WORLD CUPS
WC2 Szeged:
K2 200m - Gold
WC3 Duisburg:
K2 200m - Gold
K1 200m Relay - Silver
ICF WORLD CUPS

WC1 Poznan:
K2 200m - Silver

WC2 Duisburg:
K2 200m - Silver
K1 200m Relay - Gold

CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
K2 200m - Gold
PLACE OF RESIDENCE
Maidenhead
OCCUPATION
Athlete
HIGHER EDUCATION
Industrial Design, Industrial Technology - Loughborough University: England
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
He began paddling in 1995 at the Wey Kayak Club in Guildford
REASON FOR TAKING UP THE SPORT
He was introduced to the sport at an activity week
HOBBIES
Art and design. 
CLUB
Wey Kayak Club: Guildford
NAME OF COACH
Alexander Nikonorov [national]; Scott Gardner [national]

SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT YEAR
2010
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
Winning bronze in the K2 200m at the 2012 Olympic Games in London
HERO/IDOL
British sprint paddler Tim Brabants
SPORTING PHILOSOPHY/ MOTTO
"Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another."
AWARDS AND HONORS
Member British Empire (MBE)
OTHER INFORMATION
Olympic Champion K1 200m Rio 2016, Silver Medalist K2 200m Rio 2016, Bronze Medalist London 2012, multiple European Champion, World Champion 2017.
Sea Forest Waterway Tokyo 2020 Olympics
3 - 8 August 2020
JPJapan
TOKYO Details