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Hope Gordon

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Golspie, Scotland

  • Date of Birth


  • Classification


Athlete main content

Already a talented member of Great Britain’s highly competitive para canoe squad, Hope will swap her paddle for ski poles when she makes her Paralympic debut in Beijing.

Winning two silver medals as recently as September at the 2021 Canoe Sprint World Championships, Hope joined up with the Para Nordic squad just a month later where she took to the snow for the first time in Germany.

Her rapid rise in the sport saw her compete at her maiden World Cup event in Canada within a matter of months, before being selected to compete at the rescheduled World Championships in January 2022 where she competed in the Cross Country sprint event.

Hope made history at Beijing where she became Great Britain’s first ever female Para Nordic skier.

Competing in both the middle distance and sprint cross country races, Hope finished 16th and 17th respectively.

Major results

Para Nordic Skiing

2022 Paralympic Winter Games, Beijing, China

  • Cross country sprint: 17th
  • Cross country middle distance: 16th

2021 World Championships, Lillehammer, Norway (delayed to January 2022)

  • Cross country sprint: 16th

Para Canoe

2021 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • KL3: Silver
  • VL3: Silver

2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, Szeged, Hungary

  • KL3: 5th

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