<h5>Lucien Delfour ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships</h5>
<p>Lucien Delfour ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships</p>
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Lucien Delfour

Lucien Delfour

Canoe/Kayak - Slalom Schedule & Results

(Local) / 04:00 PM 7 Aug (Rio)
Kayak (K1) Men Heats 2nd Run

138.72 (21st)

(Local) / 02:19 PM 7 Aug (Rio)
Kayak (K1) Men Heats 1st Run

94.30 (13th)

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Athlete Biography

Lucien Delfour secured the single men’s K1 canoe slalom spot in Rio after a head-to-head battle with Australian Jaxon Merritt in the third Olympic nominations trial at the Oceania Championships in Penrith in February, 2016.

After a very strong 2015 season, Delfour ended the year at number three in the K1 world rankings. He was fifth at the 2014 world championships. The 2015 Australian Open champion produced three top 10 finishes in the ICF World Cup series, to finish second in the overall standings.

Born in Papeete in French Polynesia, he attended school in France before getting his degree in Industrial Maintenance in Pau, France. He moved to Australia in 2010 and became a citizen in 2014, however his second training base is still in Pau.

Although he grew up wanting to be a pilot, Delfour started canoeing in 1997 at age 8. He had his first international podium finish in 2006 when he won silver in the European Junior Championships in France.

He is based in Sydney and coached by French former World Champion and European Champion, Julien Billaut.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 7th (K1) – 2016 Oceania Championships (Penrith, Australia)
  • 6th (K1) – 2016 Australian Open (Penrith, Australia)
  • 7th (K1) – 2015 Aquece Rio International Test event, (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 45th (K1) – 2015 ICF World Championships (London, Great Britain)
  • 1st (K1) – 2015 Australian Open (Penrith, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • 5th place at the 2014 World Championships in Deep Creek, USA
  • 2nd place in the overall 2015 World Cup series ranking
  • 4x World Cup Medallist


  • Primary
    College de Geaune, France
  • Secondary
    Lycee Saint Cricq, Pau France
  • Tertiary
    Industrial Maintenance, Immaculee conception Beau-Frene, Pau, France


  • Coach
    Myriam Fox, 2010
  • Primary Training Base
    Penrith, Australia
  • Secondary Training Base
    Pau, France


Favourite food
Thai Food
Favourite holiday destination
Anywhere outside of Penrith
Favourite music
Rock and electro
Dream car
Nissan GT-R
Personal Motto
I surround myself with better people. It gets me motivated and inspired.
Star Sign
I would spend my last $10 on
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Clay shooting
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Tony Estanguet's third Olympic gold medal
Most Influential person in your career/life
My coach
Why this sport?
I didn't have a choice.