Rachel CAWTHORN (GBR)

GBUnited Kingdom
Age:
32 years
Federation:
BRITISH CANOEING
Rachel Cawthorn (GBR)

Biography

Further Personal Information

BIOGRAPHY

Date of Birth: 03/11/1988
Born: Guildford, Surrey
Hometown: Guildford, Surrey
Lives: Maidenhead, Berkshire
 
Class/Distance: Canoe Sprint - K1 500m & K4 500m
Paddling since: 2004
Club: Wey Kayak Club
Coach: Brendan Purcell
Boat: Nelo Vanquish Quattro
Paddles: Jantex Gamma Mediums
 
Sponsors: Nelo, Jantex, Speedstroke, Lifeplan, Sweaty Betty, Meaco, Sport Guildford
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Programme
 
Hobbies: Swimming, crocheting of small animals, scrap booking, painting and building sandcastles!
Website: www.rachelcawthorn.co.uk

Twitter: @RachelCawthorn
Notes:
Rachel Cawthorn is a women's K1 500m and K4 500m sprint kayaker and has been selected for Team GB at London 2012 in both events.
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She was introduced to sprint kayaking when she was 15, through a talent identification scheme run by the British Canoe Union. She loved it straight away and was one of eight children picked from 1000.
2010 was a rewarding year for Rachel who became the K1 European champion over 1000m and went on to become Britain’s first woman to medal at both European and World Championship, where she won bronze in the Olympic distance of 500m. Despite a winter of repeated illness in 2011, she managed to get back for the World Championships, and helped qualify the K4 500m boat for the London 2012 Olympic Games, just narrowly missing out on a medal.
Since Rachel began canoeing, both her parents have also taken up kayaking. Her brother has also taken up canoeing, in K1 and C1 classes. Her dad also coaches at their club.
Rachel is a qualified sports massage therapist, personal trainer and swimming teacher.

ICF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
 K4 500m - 4th
K1 500m - 12th
ICF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
K1 1000m - 4th
K4 200m 4th
K4 500m 5th
ICF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
K1 500m - Bronze
K1 1000m - 4th
K4 500m - 5th
K1 200m Relay - 6th
ICF WORLD CUPS
WC3 Duisburg:
K1 1000m - Gold
K1 500m - Gold
K1 200m - Bronze
ICF WORLD CUPS

WC1 Poznan:
K1 500m - Bronze

WC3 Duisburg:
K1 500m - 5th
K1 200m Relay - 5th

ICF WORLD CUPS

WC1 Poznan:
K1 500m - 9th
K1 200m - 16th

WC2 Duisburg:
K1 500m - 19th
K4 500m - 5th

CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
K1 1000m - Gold
K1 500m - Bronze
CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
K1 500m - Bronze
K4 500m 5th
K4 200m Bronze
CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
K1 500m - 9th
CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
K4 500m - 4th
HOBBIES
Perfect Day - Sunshine, good food, some kind of mini adventure.
Favourite Movie - Home and Away