Jeanette Chippington (GBR)

Jeanette Chippington (GBR)

GBUnited Kingdom
Date of birth
21 April 1970
162 cm
52 kg
Marital status
Two children
Maidenhead, ENG
Athlete, Coach


General Interest

Swimming, travelling and reading. (, 01 Jan 2016)
Other sports
She competed in swimming at five Paralympic Games, dating back to the 1988 Games in Seoul, before switching to para-canoe. (, 15 Oct 2013;, 01 Jan 2016)
To win gold at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 15 Oct 2013;, 05 Sep 2015)
Her impairment is the result of transverse myelitis causing inflammation of the spinal cord. (, 01 Jan 2016)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up canoeing in 2011.
Why this sport?
"I retired from competitive swimming and was looking for another sport to take up for a hobby. I was introduced to para-canoe by a friend and fell in love with it immediately. It was only ever meant to be a hobby but after 20 years of competition and training it must have still been in my blood."
Club / Team
Longridge Canoe Club: England
Name of coach
John Griffiths [national]


World ChampionshipsKayak single KL1 200mGermany, Duisburg19 May 20162016Women57.0372Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsKayak single KL1 200mItaly, Milan21 August 20152015Women56.8651Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200m ARussia, Moscow8 August 20142014Women55.2131Best result
World ChampionshipsV1 200m ARussia, Moscow8 August 20142014Women1:00.0161Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200m AGermany, Duisburg28 August 20132013Women59.8081Best result
World ChampionshipsV1 200m TAGermany, Duisburg28 August 20132013Women1:03.2431Best result
World ChampionshipsV1 200m AGermany, Duisburg28 August 20132013Women1:05.6281Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200m TAPoland, Poznan17 May 20122012Women1:04.6931Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200m APoland, Poznan17 May 20122012Women1:05.6841Best result
World ChampionshipsV1 200m LTAPoland, Poznan17 May 20122012Women1:08.0281Best result
World ChampionshipsV1 200m TA / APoland, Poznan17 May 20122012Women1:08.6551Best result
Paralympic GamesKayak single KL1 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro15 September 20162016Women58.7601Latest resultBest result