Ryan Westley (GBR)

Ryan Westley (GBR)

GBUnited Kingdom
Canoe Slalom
Date of birth
19 August 1993
181 cm
79 kg
Waltham Cross, ENG
Higher education
Management, Sports Science - Nottingham Trent University: England


General Interest

Skiing, playing video games. (britishcanoeing.org.uk, 18 Jun 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Success equals ability plus opportunity, multiplied by hard work." (britishcanoeing.org.uk, 18 Jun 2015)
Other information
In 2014 he moved from Merriott in South Somerset, England to Hertfordshire, England to be closer to the Lee Valley White Water Centre, the venue of the canoe slalom at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The venue also holds many international events which he thinks will benefit him. "I am hoping I have got a bit of advantage here over some of the more experienced paddlers. In this sport, knowing the water you will be paddling on is such a big thing because they are all so different. (westerngazette.co.uk, 13 Sep 2015)

He receives funding from the UK Sport Podium Programme. The scheme supports athletes that are thought to have the ability to win a medal at the Olympic Games. (britishcanoeing.org.uk, 31 Aug 2015)

He completed two years of a sports science and management degree at Nottingham Trent University in England before becoming a full-time athlete. (britishcanoeing.org.uk, 31 Aug 2015)

International Debut


Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling in 1996.
Club / Team
Lower Wharfe Canoe Club: Tadcaster, ENG
Name of coach
Paul Ratcliffe [national], GBR; Gareth Wilson [national]; Ian Raspin [national]
Training Regime
He trains at Lee Valley Canoe Centre in London, England.


World ChampionshipsC1England, London20 September 20152015Men96.333Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamEngland, London20 September 20152015Men119.296Best result
World ChampionshipsC1United States, McHenry, MD20 September 20142014Men117.3020Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamUnited States, McHenry, MD20 September 20142014Men135.527Best result
European ChampionshipsC1Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš14 May 20162016Men109.9416Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš14 May 20162016Men128.673Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsC1Germany, Markkleeberg30 May 20152015Men106.2423Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamGermany, Markkleeberg30 May 20152015Men119.243Best result
European ChampionshipsC1Austria, Vienna31 May 20142014Men146.4710Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamAustria, Vienna31 May 20142014Men113.478Best result
World CupC111 September 20162016Men13Latest resultBest result
World CupC116 August 20152015Men17Best result
World CupC216 August 20152015Men26Best result
World CupC117 August 20142014Men33Best result
World CupC217 August 20142014Men18Best result
World CupC125 August 20132013Men33Best result
World CupC12 September 20122012Men55Best result
World CupC22 September 20122012Men37Best result