Date of birth8 August 1982
DisciplineC1 & C2
The 2018 Slalom World Cup in Krakow was a major success for David. David came away with a gold in the men’s C1.
Silver medalist at three consecutive Olympic Games, three time World Champion, European and World Cup Champion, and David Florence has been at the pinnacle of Canoe Slalom for a decade.
A father to three, David’s attitude, behaviors and mental skills have been major keys to his success on and off the water. Aside from learning an impressive 6 languages and earning a degree in Mathematical Physics, David is pushing the boundaries of his sport.
Florence competes in the Canoe Slalom Singles (C1) and Doubles (C2), the first athlete in the modern era to do so. In 2013, David won Gold in both disciplines at the World Championships, something we may never see repeated in Canoe Slalom.