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David Florence

Canoe Slalom

Fact File

Date of birth

8 August 1982

Sport

Canoe Slalom

Club

British Team

Discipline

C1 & C2

Biography

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.

Achievements

2018
Slalom World Cup in Krakow, Gold Medalist C1
2016
Rio Olympic Silver Medalist, C2
2015
World Champion, C1
2013
Double World Champion, C1 & C2
2012
London Olympic Silver Medalist, C2
2010
World Championship Bronze Medalist, C2 & European Championship Bronze Medalist, C2
2009
World Cup Series Champion, C1
2008
Beijing Olympic Silver Medalist, C1

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