Robert Oliver

Rob Oliver

Athlete Information

  • Region


  • Date of Birth


  • Classification

    K1 KL3

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Rob came 5th in the competitive KL3 200m event at the Rio Paralympics. Having won silver at the 2015 World Championships and qualified the quota place for Great Britain for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio where Paracanoe made its Paralympic debut.

Rob is a talented sportsman; after a spell as a weightlifter he played football at a variety of levels from 13-19. However in 2008 he broke his leg during a match and 17 operations and nine months later he had his leg amputated due to medical negligence. He was only 20 years old and up until that point had always been very active, he felt like this area of his life had come to an end, until he found kayaking in 2011. Once he realised he could still take part in competitive sport as an amputee he decided to dedicate his life to becoming the very best.

Major Results

2019 European Championships, Poznan, Poland

  • KL3 200m: Bronze

2017 European Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • KL3 200m: Silver

2015 World Championships, Milan, Italy

  • KL3 200m: Silver

2015 European Championships, Racice, Czech Republic

  • KL3 200m: Gold

2013 European Championships, Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal

  • K1 LTA 200m: Bronze

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