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BELCHER Lani
Great Britain
GBR
LaniBelcher
Date of Birth10/06/1989
Age26
Height169 cm/5'7"
Weight60kg/132lbs
GenderW
DateEventsResults
Kayak Single (K1) 5000m Final 23:05.625 (2)
Kayak Double (K2) 500m Semifinals1:40.168 (4)
Kayak Double (K2) 500m Heats1:42.205 (5)
Kayak Four (K4) 500m Final1:36.439 (8)
Kayak Four (K4) 500m Heats1:35.191 (2)

Profile

NicknameLarn
School, universityKenmore State High School, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Started competing2008
Language(s) spokenEnglish
Club nameElmbridge Canoe Club
CoachPaul Darby Downman, Eric Farrell
Hobbies

Shopping, painting, nail art

Major sporting achievements

2014 WCh - 8th K2 500m; WC 1st K2 500m, K1 5000m, 2nd K2 200m, 3rd K1 1000m, 3rd K1 5000m; ECh - 4th K1 5000m, 6th K2 500m | 2013 WCh - 10th K4 500m | 2011 ECh - 2nd K1 5000m, 9th K2 500m | 2009 WCh - 8th K2 500m; ECh - 5th K2 500m | 2010 ECh - 1st K1 5000m

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

Becoming European Champion in K1 5000m in 2010 | Winning the Szeged World Cup in K2 500m in 2014

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

Both my parents competed for Great Britain in Marathon Canoeing so I was introduced to the sport through them. I had always been involved in other sports (triathlons, cycling, football and hockey) but wanted a new challenge and decided to take up kayaking at 16. It has enabled me to travel the world and meet so many people as well as doing what I love and that is competing and staying fit and healthy. My inspiration is Jess ENNIS-HILL (GBR). I think the way in which she handled London 2012 was incredible The amount of pressure she had going into the Games was huge. I enjoy chocolate and Thai curries.

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