Angela Hannah

British Sprint Canoer, London 2012 Olympian

I have had a tough winter training block but have remained healthy throughout.  I have had to manage my diet and training load, but have no doubt green magic has played a vital role is supporting my immune system!

Born: Harare, Zimbabwe
Moved to Britain: September 2002
Relationship status: Married to Callum Brown
Hobbies and interests: I am a true believer in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I love learning about my faith and taking part in groups activities set up by the church. Also, I enjoy catching up with friends over tea or tennis, doing puzzles and training my parent’s dogs.
2004-2005 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
2005-2009 2:1 BSc honours in Human Biology at Loughborough University
2012 Qualified Personal Trainer (Global Premier assessed)
2013 Currently training in PT Referral with Global Premier

I was identified by a Talent ID scheme in June 2007. The aim was to introduce more women into canoeing to train for the London 2012 Olympic Games. From nearly 10000 applicants, I am the only one who achieved the ultimate goal of reaching London 2012. In September 2007, I progressed into the British Canoe Union Fast Track programme and have trained full time for the past five years. My first year was spent catching up physically, technically and mentally with athletes already established in the GB woman’s team.

Significant results / achievements

Started Kayaking: June 2007
Location: Taplow, Berkshire
Best results to date: 5th London 2012 Olympic Games, K4 500m
4th Senior Europeans 2012, K4 500m
Training base: Bisham Abbey/Dorney Lake
Aiming for: Olympic glory
2009 World Cup 2, K4 500m 14th
U23 Europeans, K4 500m 6th
2010 World Cup 3, K4 500m 5th
Senior Europeans, K4 500m 5th
Sen. Worlds Championships, K2 1000m 7th
K2 500m 16th
2011 World Cup 2, K2 500m 3rd Bronze
World Cup 3, K2 500m 4th
Sen. Europeans, K2 500m 9th
Sen. World Championships, K1 1000m 7th
2012 2nd Round European Qualifiers, K2 500m 3rd
World Cup 2, K2 500m 11th
Sen. Europeans, K4 500m 4th
London Olympic Games, K4 500m 5th
2013 World Cup 1, K4 500m 4th
World Cup 2, K4 500m 3rd
Sen. World Championships K4 500m 10th
2014 European Championships – Brandeburg, K2 – 200m 3rd Bronze

Upcoming events

February Training Camp, Brazil
March Training Camp, Spain
April National Regatta, Nottingham
May World Cups 2 & 3, Czech Republic & Hungary
June National regatta, Nottingham
July Senior Europeans, Germany
August Pre-worlds Training Camp, Bulgaria
World Championships, Russia