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David Florence

Full name: David Florence
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: August 8, 1982 in Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Great Britain
Affiliations: Forth CC, Edinburgh (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

David Florence followed his father, a former Scottish champion, into canoeing and took part in his first competition at the age of 15. He grew up on the same Edinburgh street as Chris Hoy and attended Stewart’s Melville College before studying Mathematical Physics at the University of Nottingham. Florence made his World Championship début in 2005 and was runner-up in the season long World Cup series two years later. A two-second penalty that Florence incurred on the first run of the Olympic final was the difference between first and second place and meant that he would have to settle for silver and not gold. He was World Cup champion in 2009 but did not win a World Championship medal until 2011, after adding Canadian doubles to his usual singles campaign, he was a member of the British team that won a bronze medal in the C-2 team event. Florence is an avid player on the bagpipes.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, Slalom Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
2012 Summer 29 London Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, Slalom Great Britain GBR 10
2012 Summer 29 London Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, Slalom Great Britain-2 GBR 2 Silver

Men's Canadian Singles, Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS R1P R2P T PP TT PS
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Great Britain Final Standings 2 178.61
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Great Britain Final Round 2 178.61 90.46 88.15
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Great Britain Final Round Run One 4 90.46 1:28.46 2
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Great Britain Final Round Run Two 2 88.15 1:28.15 0
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Great Britain Semi-finals 4 QU 90.46 1:28.46 2
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Great Britain Qualifying 3 QU 171.63 89.47 82.16
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Great Britain Qualifying Run One 7 89.47 1:29.47 0
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Great Britain Qualifying Run Two 1 82.16 1:22.16 0
2012 Summer 29 London Canoeing Great Britain Semi-Finals 10 1:44.16 106.16 2
2012 Summer 29 London Canoeing Great Britain Qualifying 5 Q 93.04
2012 Summer 29 London Canoeing Great Britain Qualifying Run One 13 1:37.60 101.60 4
2012 Summer 29 London Canoeing Great Britain Qualifying Run Two 4 1:33.04 93.04 0

Men's Canadian Doubles, Slalom

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
2012 Summer 29 London Canoeing Great Britain-2 GBR Richard Hounslow Final Round 2012-08-02
2012 Summer 29 London Canoeing Great Britain-2 GBR Richard Hounslow Semi-Finals 2012-08-02
2012 Summer 29 London Canoeing Great Britain-2 GBR Richard Hounslow Qualifying 2012-08-02
2012 Summer 29 London Canoeing Great Britain-2 GBR Richard Hounslow Qualifying Run One 2012-08-02
2012 Summer 29 London Canoeing Great Britain-2 GBR Richard Hounslow Qualifying Run Two 2012-08-02