Florence and Hounslow (right) at the 2016 Olympics
|Born||19 December 1981 (age 35)
Harrow, London, U.K.
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb)|
Richard John Hounslow (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.
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).
Personal and early life
Hounslow was born in the London Borough of Harrow, which he represented in the London Youth Games. He attended Harrow College. He was inducted into the London Youth Games Hall of Fame in 2012. Outside of canoeing, Hounslow is a Tottenham Hotspur supporter.
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- 2010 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships 11 September 2010 C-2 men's final results – Retrieved 11 September 2010.
- 12 September 2009 final results for the men's C-2 team slalom event for the 2009 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships.[permanent dead link] – Retrieved 12 September 2009.
- 12 September 2009 final results for the men's K-1 team event at the 2009 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships. – Retrieved 12 September 2009.
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