Ed McKeever

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Ed McKeever
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Edward Daniel McKeever

(1983-08-27) 27 August 1983 (age 35)
ResidenceBradford on Avon, Wiltshire, England
EducationKingston University
OccupationPart Qualified Accountant With ACCA
AgentAlexander Nikonorov
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
WebsiteOfficial website
Ed McKeever
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2012 London K-1 200 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Poznań K-1 200 m
Silver medal – second place 2010 Poznań K-1 4 × 200 m
Silver medal – second place 2011 Szeged K-1 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Moscow K-1 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Moscow K-1 4x200 m
European Games
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Baku K-1 200 m
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Trasona K-1 200 m
Silver medal – second place 2014 Brandenburg K-1 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Belgrade K-1 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Zagreb K-1 200 m

Edward Daniel McKeever MBE (born 27 August 1983) is a British kayak athlete. He is a former European, World and Olympic champion.

McKeever won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in the K-1 200m event.

He won two medals at the 2010 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Poznań with a gold in the K-1 200 m and a silver in the K-1 4 × 200 m events, and a further silver in the K-1 200m at the 2011 event in Szeged.

World Championships[edit]

In 2012 McKeever won the K1 200m event at the World Cup in Poznan he also won the K1 200m at the European Championships in 2010 Trasona, Spain and the kayak World Cup race in Szeged, Hungary. McKeever still competes for the Bradford on Avon rowing club, despite moving to south Buckinghamshire to be train at the 2012 Olympic race venue of Dorney lake.

In 2012, McKeever won gold medal in the K1 200m event, in Canoe sprint World Cup.[1]

Olympics 2012[edit]

He competed in the canoe sprint team for London Olympics 2012 in the Men’s K1 200m.[2] He qualified for the K1 200m final after achieving a new Olympic best of 35.087 seconds[3] in the heats and on 11 August he won the gold medal in the event.[4]

McKeever was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to kayaking.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ed McKeever". Retrieved 2012-05-21.
  2. ^ "2012 Olympic Selection".
  3. ^ "Olympic Best". Archived from the original on 2012-07-30.
  4. ^ "Ed McKeever powers and paddles to victory to deliver Team GB's 26th gold medal of Olympics in kayak sprint". www.telegraph.co.uk. August 11, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  5. ^ "No. 60367". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 2012. p. 25.
  6. ^ [1] Cabinet Office

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