Rachel Cawthorn (GBR)

Rachel Cawthorn (GBR)

GBUnited Kingdom
Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
03 November 1988
176 cm
70 kg
Maidenhead, ENG
Higher education
Horticulture - Berkshire College of Agriculture: Maidenhead, ENG


General Interest

Growing flowers and vegetables at her allotment, keeping chickens. (baku2015.com, 16 Jun 2015)
Hero / Idol
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (gbcanoeing.org.uk, 2013)
She missed four months of training in 2011 due to illness. (rachelcawthorn.co.uk, 20 Oct 2011)
Awards and honours
She was named Senior Sports Personality of the Year at the 2010 Sport Guildford Awards in England. (getsurrey.co.uk, 16 Jul 2010)
Famous relatives
Her father has worked as a coach at Wey Kayak Club in Guildford, England. (gbcanoeing.org.uk, 10 Aug 2014)
Other information
She became the first female British sprint paddler to win a medal at the world championships when she claimed bronze in K1 500m at the 2010 edition in Poznan, Poland. (gbcanoeing.org.uk, 2015)

She is a qualified sports massage therapist, personal trainer and swimming teacher. (britishcanoeing.org.uk, 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She was introduced to the sport in 2004 through a talent identification scheme run by the British Canoe Union. She was one of eight young people picked from 1000.
Club / Team
Wey Kayak Club: Guildford, ENG
Name of coach
Rob Sleeth [national]


Olympic GamesK1 500mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Women1:58.47015Latest result
Olympic GamesK4 500mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro20 August 20162016Women1:37.0437Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK1 500mEngland, London9 August 20122012Women1:53.3456Best result
Olympic GamesK4 500mEngland, London8 August 20122012Women1:33.0555Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Women1:52.6288
World ChampionshipsK4 500mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Women1:35.6675Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Women1:43.4178
World ChampionshipsK4 500mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Women1:32.4757Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Women2:51.0076Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Women41.53512
World ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Women2:01.3355Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Women2:55.0336Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mHungary, Szeged20 August 20112011Women1:48.22612
World ChampionshipsK4 500mHungary, Szeged19 August 20112011Women1:37.9594Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women1:50.9293Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Women4:02.3844Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women1:33.9795Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women2:58.0476Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Women1:52.4334Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 200mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Women35.7214Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Women1:35.9185Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 200mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Women37.7698
World ChampionshipsK4 500mGermany, Duisburg11 August 20072007Women14
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Women3:22.2137Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Women1:59.0169Latest result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mRussia, Moscow25 June 20162016Women1:34.3604Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Women1:46.2046
European ChampionshipsK4 500mGermany, Brandenburg12 July 20142014Women1:36.44510
European ChampionshipsK1 200mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Women44.2299
European ChampionshipsK1 500mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Women1:55.1736
European ChampionshipsK1 500mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Women1:51.7324Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mCroatia, Zagreb23 June 20122012Women1:35.8404Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Women1:56.8029
European ChampionshipsK1 500mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Women1:49.5643Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mSpain, Trasona3 July 20102010Women3:58.3461Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Women1:51.6933Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 200mGermany, Brandenburg26 June 20092009Women35.8813Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Women1:34.4505
European ChampionshipsK2 200mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Women40.0414Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mItaly, Milan17 May 20082008Women1:39.6409
European ChampionshipsK4 200mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Women39.4389
European ChampionshipsK4 500mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Women10
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSpain, Pontevedra30 June 20072007Women3:37.0897
World CupIndividual Kayak5 June 20162016Women12Latest result
World CupIndividual Kayak23 August 20152015Women3Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak10 August 20142014Women22
World CupIndividual Kayak1 September 20132013Women13
World CupIndividual Kayak3 June 20122012Women34
World CupIndividual Kayak21 August 20112011Women9
World CupIndividual Kayak22 August 20102010Women4Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak7 June 20092009Women5Best result