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Campbell Walsh

Full name: Campbell Walsh
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: November 26, 1977 in Glasgow, Glasgow City, Great Britain
Affiliations: CR Cats
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Campbell Walsh took his first strokes in kayak at the age of eight on a children’s training course at Stirling University. After he completed a degree in analytical mathematics at Nottingham University Walsh began to make his mark on the international scene. In 2004 he won the season-long World Cup series and a silver medal in the K-1 team event at the European Championships, which led to him being selected for the 2004 Athens Olympics. Walsh led the Olympic final at the halfway stage but slipped down to what appeared to be third position. However a late penalty assessed against Fabien Lefèvre elevated him to the silver medal position. He became a consistent medal winner at major championships and won bronze medals at the World Championships of 2006 and 2007 and at the 2006 European Championships. In the months before the 2008 Olympic Games he became European Champion and thus was counted amongst the favourites for Olympic gold but a poor run in the semi-finals scuppered his chances and he failed to reach the final. Whilst 2009 yielded little for Walsh as an individual he gained a team gold medal at the European Championships and a silver at the equivalent event at world level. His sister, Kimberly, also represented Great Britain at international league.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 26 Athina Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, Slalom Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, Slalom Great Britain GBR 15 r2/3

Men's Kayak Singles, Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T PP R1P R2P
2004 Summer 26 Athina Canoeing Great Britain Final Round 2 190.17
2004 Summer 26 Athina Canoeing Great Britain Final Round Run One 1 QU 93.68 1:33.68 0
2004 Summer 26 Athina Canoeing Great Britain Final Round Run Two 3 96.49 1:36.49 0
2004 Summer 26 Athina Canoeing Great Britain Qualifying 2 QU 188.98
2004 Summer 26 Athina Canoeing Great Britain Qualifying Run One 1 91.25 1:31.25 0
2004 Summer 26 Athina Canoeing Great Britain Qualifying Run Two 12 97.73 1:37.73 0
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Canoeing Great Britain Final Standings 15 r2/3
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Canoeing Great Britain Semi-finals 15 95,74 1:33.74 2
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Canoeing Great Britain Qualifying 9 QU 172,44 86,72 85,72
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Canoeing Great Britain Qualifying Run One 14 86,72 1:24.72 2
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Canoeing Great Britain Qualifying Run Two 8 85,72 1:25.72 0