London 2012

Ed McKeever

Ed is a Men's K1 200m sprint kayaker and he is the current World silver and European bronze medallist in the K1 200m.

He also won two gold medals in the 2012 World Cup Series. He was World and European Champion in 2010.

He joined his first canoe club in Bradford-on-Avon at 12-years-old, when a school friend introduced him to the sport.

Fascinating Facts

  • Ed is due to get married after the Games in September to his long-term girlfriend Anya.
  • He has a dog called Lucy.
  • Ed graduated in 2008 from Kingston University with a degree in Accountancy and Finance.

His first representation for Great Britain was at the Junior World Championships in Curitiba, Brazil, in 2001 where he finished ninth.


McKeever then progressed through to the GB senior team at the World Championships in Gainsville, USA, in 2003, having competed at every World Championship since.

Remarkably, the athlete continues to fit his studying to be a professionally qualified accountant around his training.

Having been selected for Team GB at London 2012, he is one of the team's strongest hopes for a medal in the capital.

He is training at the canoe venue for 2012 - Dorney Lake - alongside his GB kayak team-mates as they prepare to go for gold this summer.

Ed McKeever

  • DOB: 27/08/83
  • Event: Canoe Sprint
  • Birthplace: Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire