Richard Hounslow

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Richard Hounslow
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Richard Hounslow (left) and David Florence at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Medal record
Men's canoe slalom
Competitor for  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Silver 2012 London C-2
World Championships
Gold 2013 Prague C-2
Silver 2009 La Seu d'Urgell K-1 team
Bronze 2009 La Seu d'Urgell C-2 team
Bronze 2010 Tacen C-2
Bronze 2011 Bratislava C-2 team
Bronze 2013 Prague C-2 team
Bronze 2014 Deep Creek Lake K-1 team
European Championships
Gold 2009 Nottingham K-1 team
Gold 2012 Augsburg C-2 team
Silver 2009 Nottingham C-2 team
Silver 2014 Vienna K-1 team
Bronze 2007 Liptovský Mikuláš K-1 team
Bronze 2010 Bratislava C-2
Bronze 2010 Bratislava C-2 team

Richard John Hounslow[1] (born 19 December 1981 in Harrow, London) is a British slalom canoeist who has competed in the K-1 category since the late 1990s. Since 2009 he has also been competing in C-2 alongside David Florence.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London he competed in the K-1 event (finishing 12th in the semifinals) as well as the C-2 event where he won the silver medal.

Hounslow won seven medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with a gold (C-2: 2013), a silver (K-1 team: 2009) and five bronzes (C-2: 2010; C-2 team: 2009, 2011, 2013; K-1 team: 2014). He also won 7 medals at the European Championships (2 golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronzes).

In 2012, Richard Hounslow won the C2 gold at the World Cup race in Cardiff along with David Florence.[2]

Personal and early life[edit]

Hounslow represented Harrow in the London Youth Games.[3] He was inducted into the London Youth Games Hall of Fame in 2012. Outside of canoeing, Hounslow is a Tottenham Hotspur supporter.[4]


  1. ^ GRO reference: March 1982, Vol. 11, Page 1264
  2. ^ "Richard Hounslow". Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  3. ^ retrieved Hall of Fame 2013-02-19
  4. ^ "Spurs Fan Hounslow Wins Olympic Silver!". Tottenham Hotspur. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012.