Louisa Sawers (GBR)

Louisa Sawers (GBR)

GBUnited Kingdom
Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
26 May 1988
174 cm
70 kg
Maidenhead, ENG


General Interest

Pud [she was given the nickname by her brothers]. (baku2015.com, 15 Jun 2015)
Cooking, eating good food. (baku2015.com, 15 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in front of a home crowd at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (baku2015.com, 15 Jun 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Roland Lawler. (baku2015.com, 15 Jun 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do it because you enjoy it." (baku2015.com, 15 Jun 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1998 at Elmbridge Kayak Club in England.
Why this sport?
Her brother was already canoeing and she wanted to try the sport too.
Club / Team
Elmbridge Kayak Club: England
Name of coach
Roland Lawler [club]; Paul Darby-Dowman [national]; Scott Gardner [national]
Training Regime
She has up to three training sessions a day. The first begins at 08:00 and involves work on the water. At 11:00 she cycles or does either yoga or pilates. In the afternoon she lifts weights at the gym.


Olympic GamesK2 500mEngland, London9 August 20122012Women11Best result
Olympic GamesK4 500mEngland, London8 August 20122012Women1:33.0555Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Women1:35.6675Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK1 5000mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Women23:10.9571Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Women1:32.4757Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Women1:43.07310Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mHungary, Szeged19 August 20112011Women1:37.9594Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women1:33.9795Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 200mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Women35.7214Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Women1:35.9185Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 200mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Women37.7698Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mGermany, Duisburg11 August 20072007Women14
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Women3:22.2137Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mHungary, Szeged19 August 20062006Women4:02.6629Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mGermany, Brandenburg12 July 20142014Women1:36.44510Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 5000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Women22:53.6302Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho15 June 20132013Women1:35.139DSQ9Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mCroatia, Zagreb23 June 20122012Women1:35.8404Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Women1:37.0306Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Women38.7327Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Women1:44.7809Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 200mGermany, Brandenburg26 June 20092009Women35.8813Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Women1:34.4505Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 200mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Women39.4389Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Women10Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSpain, Pontevedra30 June 20072007Women3:37.0897Best result