Richard Hounslow

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Richard Hounslow
David Florence and Richard Hounslow Rio 2016cr.jpg
Florence and Hounslow (right) at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born 19 December 1981 (1981-12-19) (age 35)
Harrow, London, U.K.
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Sport Canoe slalom
Club Peak UK

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

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London he won a silver medal in the C2 event and placed 12th in the K1 event. He won another silver medal in the C2 event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[1]

Hounslow won nine medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with a gold (C-2: 2013), a silver (K-1 team: 2009) and seven bronzes (C-2: 2010; C-2 team: 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015; K-1 team: 2014, 2015). He also won 9 medals at the European Championships (2 golds, 3 silvers and 4 bronzes).

In 2012, Hounslow won the C2 gold at the World Cup race in Cardiff along with David Florence.[3]

Personal and early life[edit]

Hounslow was born in the London Borough of Harrow, which he represented in the London Youth Games.[4] He attended Harrow College.[5] He was inducted into the London Youth Games Hall of Fame in 2012. Outside of canoeing, Hounslow is a Tottenham Hotspur supporter.[6]


  1. ^ a b Richard Hounslow.
  2. ^ GRO reference: March 1982, Vol. 11, Page 1264
  3. ^ "Richard Hounslow". BBC. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame". Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "FE students add to Team GB Olympic medal haul". FE Week. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Spurs Fan Hounslow Wins Olympic Silver!". Tottenham Hotspur. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 

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