Liam Jegou

Canoe - Slalom


DISCIPLINE: C-1 Canoeing

PERSONAL BEST: World Ranking: 38

HOMETOWN: Huningue (France)


Liam grew up in Ballyvaughan Co Clare but moved to France, aged seven, when his French dad, a canoe instructor, got a job there. He won silver at the World Junior Championships in 2014 and bronze at World U23s in 2019. He was ninth at Europeans in 2019 and, that November 2019, the first Irish paddler to win gold at a C-1 World Cup event in Pau, which is where he is based fulltime. In May 2021 he was sixth at the last World Cup (in Markkleeberg, Germany) before the Tokyo Olympics. He is only the second Irish man, after Mike Corcoran, to race C-1 at the Olympics.

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