Fiona Pennie

Great Britain Canoe Slalom Athlete | World Championship Medallist | European Champion 2013 | Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016 Olympian | On the Road to Tokyo 2020

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Thank you to the organisers of the Augsburg World Cup for the idea of paddlers being able to request a song to be played during their run in the final! Was absolutely buzzing paddling down the course to the sound of HÆLOS! If you listen hard you can just about hear it in the background! So close in the final; just a few tiny errors making the difference between myself and a medal.

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Onwards now to World Cup 3 in Leipzig this weekend. The course is almost completely different to when I last paddled here so lots of information to absorb this week!

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Can't complain about today's 5th place in a closely fought final of #WorldCup 2! A couple of tiny time errors made all the difference. Looking forward to more action racing World Cup 3 next weekend in Leipzig!

Love how everything about the course in #Augsburg is soooo greeeeen! Such a contrast to the surrounds of modern day courses. Very chilled paddle up the eiskanal today between race days....reminded me of similar paddles here exactly 20 years ago when my parents couldn't get me off the water because I was having too much fun doing laps of the entire venue! Semi final of #WorldCup 2 in the morning with my run kicking off at 09:53BST. Catch it live on the @PlanetCanoe YouTube channel! 💪👊 #canoeslalom #kayak

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Arrived in Augsburg to kick off my 2017 World Cup series campaign! Decided to stay at home for the opening World Cup race in Prague this weekend to concentrate my efforts on the end goal of the World Championships in September. Eager to get started with racing now! Here's a throwback to just a few years ago in Augsburg 🙈 #11yearsago

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Arrived in Augsburg to kick off my 2017 World Cup series campaign! Decided to stay at home for the opening World Cup race in Prague this weekend to concentrate my efforts on the end goal of the World Championships in September. Eager to get started with racing now! Here's a throwback to just a few years ago in Augsburg 🙈 #2006 #CanoeSlalom #WorldCup #freshfaced

Bib no.13 certainly was unlucky today in the semi final of the Europeans. I finished my run in 7th position, a result that would have put me in the final. Then I had another touch added to my time after my run which put me just outside by 0.32 seconds. A touch I didn't feel I had as I didn't feel anything on my face or helmet. To then hear that a competitor who finished above me had an underweight boat of 8.98kg at the finish line but was somehow allowed to pass infuriates me the most. This is not competing within the rules. I can only hope that the structuring of personel at the finish weighing area will change as a result of this, ensuring nothing underhand can happen in the future.

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Bib no.13 certainly was unlucky today in the semi final of the Europeans. I finished my run in 7th position, a result that would have put me in the final. Then I had another touch added to my time after my run which put me just outside by 0.32 seconds. A touch I didn't feel I had as I didn't feel anything on my face or helmet. To then hear that a competitor who finished above me had an underweight boat of 8.98kg at the finish line but was somehow allowed to pass infuriates me the most. This is not competing within the rules. I can only hope that the structuring of personel at the finish weighing area will change as a result of this, ensuring nothing underhand can happen in the future.

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Being bib 13 hasn't started too bad! 3rd in qualifying today to kick off the @canoe.europe European Championships campaign. The team run through a hail storm this afternoon wasn't such a highlight with us finishing up in 6th place. Onwards to the semi finals on Sunday after watching the K1M and C1W do their finals tomorrow! Catch it all on the @canoe.europe YouTube channel from 11.05CET. #European #championships #sLOVEnia #canoe #kayak #slalom

Opening ceremony of the 2017 #European Championships done✔ Racing starts on Friday for me. 12 years on from my last Europeans here in 2005! No sign of any guns back then! 💪