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female Para canoeist Jeanette Chippington

Jeanette Chippington

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Jeanette Chippington initially started her career in Para swimming. She participated in Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, winning 12 medals as an S6 swimmer.

Following her retirement from the pool, her passion for water sports remained and she was quickly back on the water with a kayak.

In 2017, she achieved the Para canoe “Grand Slam” holding the Paralympic, European and Worlds titles within the calendar year in the women’s KL1 event.

“I retired from competitive swimming and was looking for another sport to take up for a hobby,” she said. “I was introduced to kayaking [Para canoe] by a friend and fell in love with it immediately. It was only ever meant to be a hobby but after 20 years of competition and training it must have still been in my blood.”

In 2012, at her first international appearance at the World Championships in Poznan, Poland, she claimed three world titles (K1 200m A, V1 200m TA and V1 200m A).

After the IPC announced that only kayak events would be included in the Paralympic programme in Rio 2016, she decided to just focus on the KL1.

This proved to be the right decision as Chippington sealed canoe’s first Paralympic gold, just ahead of Germany’s Edina Mueller.

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heats 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heats 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 1
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Open Final Round 3
Women's 4x50 m Medley Open Final Round 2
Women's 4x100 m Medley Open Final Round 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heats 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 1
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heats 2
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 7
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 2
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 6
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 2
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 3
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 6
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's KL1 Heat 2 2016-09-14 1
Women's KL1 Final 2016-09-15 1