Nick Beighton

Nick Beighton

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Shrewsbury, Shropshire

  • Date of Birth


  • Classification

    K1 KL2

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Nick’s debut in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games saw him take Bronze in a thrilling final of the K1 200m KL2 event. In the previous year, Nick finished 3rd in the K1 200m KL2 event at the World Championships.

2018 started well for Nick when he won silver in the K1 200m KL2 at the European Championships in Belgrade, building on the bronze medal he won at the same event in 2017.

Before transitioning to British Canoeing in 2014, Nick competed in Rowing at the London 2012 Paralympics coming 4th in the TAMix2x class.

Previous to his sporting career, Nick was a Captain in the Royal Engineers of the British Army. In 2009, while in Afghanistan, he stepped on an explosive device during a rountine patrol and lost both his legs.

Major Results

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro

  • KL2 200m: Bronze

2019 European Championships, Poznan, Poland

  • VL3 200m: Bronze

2018 European Championships, Belgrade, Serbia

  • KL2 200m: Silver

2017 European Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • KL2 200m: Bronze

2016 World Championships, Duisburg, Germany

  • KL2 200m: Bronze

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