Jeanette Chippington

Jeanette is a significant force at world level in the women’s K1 200m KL1, winning the world title on four consecutive occasions until 2016 when she took silver. She is also a double European Champion at this event winning in 2014 and 2015. Previously she has also won gold at the World and European Championships in the non-Paralympic event of V1A 200m.

Having qualified the Paralympic quota place for GB at the 2015 World Championships, Jeanette won both KL1 selection races at the British Canoeing Paralympic selection trials to secure her own place on Paralympics GB in Rio, where para-canoe will make its debut.

Jeanette is an outstanding athlete having already competed as a swimmer at five consecutive Paralympic Games; Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney and Athens, winning a total of 12 medals. Atlanta was her most successful games where she won two gold, one silver and two bronze medals and set two new world records.

Jeanette first learnt to swim as part of her physiotherapy after contracting a virus and only started canoeing when a friend nagged her to give it a try. She is also a wife and mum of two children.

Major results

2004 Athens Paralympic Games
Swimming - 4x50m freestyle relay 20pts
Silver
2000 Sydney Paralympic Games
Swimming - 4x100m medley relay 34pts
Silver
2000 Sydney Paralympic Games
Swimming - 50m freestyle S6
Bronze
2000 Sydney Paralympic Games
Swimming - 100m freestyle S6
Bronze
2000 Sydney Paralympic Games
Swimming - 4x50m medley relay 20pts
Bronze
1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games
Swimming - 100m freestyle S6
Gold
1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games
Swimming - 4x50m freestyle relay S1-6
Gold
1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games
Swimming - 50m freestyle S6
Silver
1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games
Swimming - 200m freestyle S6
Bronze
1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games
Swimming - 4x50m medley relay S1-6
Bronze
1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games
Swimming - 4x50m medley relay S1-6
Bronze
1988 Seoul Paralympic Games
Swimming - 100m backstroke L4
Silver
2016 ICF World Championships, Duisburg, GER
Para-Canoe - K1 200m KL1
Silver
2015 ICF World Championships, Milan, ITA
Para-Canoe - K1 200m KL1
Gold

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