Richard Jefferies Great Britain & N. Ireland

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

05 Feb 1987

Height

1.9m

Weight

100kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
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All-time
Gold Silver Bronze
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Sport Guides

CANOE SPRINT

Richard Jefferies competed in CANOE SPRINT

Did you know?

  • There are 12 medal races for canoe sprinters, nine in kayaks and three in canoes.
  • The difference is easy to spot: kayak racers sit in the boat and use a paddle with two blades, while canoe athletes kneel and use a single-bladed paddle which they switch from side to side.
  • Races are held over distances of 200m, 500m or 1000m, either solo, in pairs or in teams of four.
  • Over 90% of all Olympic medals in canoeing have been won by European nations.
  • The most famous competitor of all is the German Birgit Fischer, who won an incredible eight gold and four silver medals between 1980 and 2004.

Head to Head

Richard Jefferies vs Mathieu Goubel

Richard Jefferies

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London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

5

London 2012 results

4:42.992 Men's Canoe Single (C1) 1000m

Height

1.9m (6'3")

Weight

100kg

Age

27

Mathieu Goubel

Mathieu Goubel France flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

6

London 2012 results

3:50.758 Men's Canoe Single (C1) 1000m

Height

1.91m (6'3")

Weight

100kg

Age

34

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