Anne Dickins

Anne Dickins MBE

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Oxted, Surrey

  • Date of Birth


  • Classification

    K1 KL3

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Anne was Paracanoe’s third gold medallist at Rio 2016, winning the single kayak 200m in the KL3 classification and will also be remembered for creating another piece of history, notching up ParalympicsGB’s 100th medal of the Games.

Anne, a keen cyclist until her back injury made it impossible to ride, was inspired to take up the sport after being a Games Maker at London 2012. A chance conversation over a coffee with a fellow volunteer then pointed her in the direction of Paracanoe, as a sport suited to her and within weeks she had tried out for the sport in Nottingham and was enrolled on the programme with her mind set on Rio.

Working alongside the legendary Para-athlete, Jeanette Chippington, coached by John Griffiths and with the full support of the British Canoeing performance programme behind her, Rio 2016 soon became a realistic goal.

Over the next three years, her positive mind-set and determination to succeed delivered success on the international stage and by the time she sat on the start line in Rio she was a three time European champion and a two-time and reigning World champion.

Anne announced her retirement from the sport in 2017

Major Results

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

  • KL3 200m: Gold

2016 World Championships, Duisburg, Germany

  • KL3 200 metres: Gold

2015 World Championships, Milan, Italy

  • KL3 200 metres: Silver

2014 World Championships, Moscow, Russia

  • K-1 LTA: Gold

2013 World Championships, Duisburg, Germany

  • K-1 LTA 200 metres: Silver

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