Ian Marsden


Ian has already won seven medals competing for Great Britain in four different sporting disciplines. Ian has now set himself a new challenge, of winning his eight medal for Great Britain as a Para canoer.

Ian started out as able body powerlifter but due to a spinal injury he became wheelchair bound. Ian then moved onto hand cycling for Great Britain and won bronze at the World championships. Once he had won a World medal he moved onto a new sport, rifle shooting. Ian won a silver and bronze medal at world level. He then made his final sport transition moving onto his current sport, paracanoeing. Ian was selected to join the Great British team after he attended a talent day in Nottingham. He has represented Great Britain as part of the paracanoe sprint team since 2013 and attends regular training with the team, striving towards winning his next medal.