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Helen Reeves

Full name: Helen Reeves
Gender: Female
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: September 6, 1980 in Nottingham, Nottingham, Great Britain
Affiliations: Shepparton Canoe Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

A canoeist since the age of ten, Helen Reeves was a World Junior Championship gold medal winner in 1996 but her competitive career was blighted by a succession of shoulder injuries and she was forced to watch the Sydney Olympics from a hospital bed awaiting an operation. She won bronze medals in the K-1 team event at both the 2002 and 2003 World Championships and was placed in the top 10 of the individual K-1 on both occasions as well. Reeves learnt of her Olympic medal success in an unusual manner. She had originally been placed fourth on aggregate times but, whilst she was being interviewed by a television crew about her disappointment at missing a medal, several members of the crowd shouted at her to look at the scoreboard. The official results had been changed and an extra penalty had been judged against Frenchwoman Peggy Dickens. This was enough to lift Reeves into third by a fraction of a point. Sadly for Reeves she not able to remain free from injury and was never again able to contend for championship medals. She returned to the Olympic arena as a television commentator in 2008 and is a press officer for GB Canoeing.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 23 Athina Canoeing Women's Kayak Singles, Slalom Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Women's Kayak Singles, Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T PP
2004 Summer 23 Athina Canoeing Great Britain Final Round 3 218.77
2004 Summer 23 Athina Canoeing Great Britain Final Round Run One 5 QU 108.90 1:46.90 2
2004 Summer 23 Athina Canoeing Great Britain Final Round Run Two 4 109.87 1:45.87 4
2004 Summer 23 Athina Canoeing Great Britain Qualifying 3 QU 213.63
2004 Summer 23 Athina Canoeing Great Britain Qualifying Run One 5 110.12 1:50.12 0
2004 Summer 23 Athina Canoeing Great Britain Qualifying Run Two 1 103.51 1:43.51 0