Mike Dawson narrowly missed qualifying for the 2008 Olympics in canoe slalom but made no mistake four years later, finishing 15th in London. Rio 2016 will be Mike's second Olympic Games appearance.
The K1 paddler from Tauranga was the fastest qualifier at last year's world championships - although a semifinal mistake dropped him to final placing of 28th, and has a clutch of final appearances at World Cup level over the last decade.Read more
Mike's Games History
Olympic Summer Games Rio 2016
- Kayak (K1) Men Semi-final: 91:47 Q Kayak (K1) Men Final: 93:07 Kayak (K1) Men Heats 1st Run: 88:91 Q Kayak (K1) Men Heats 2nd Run: 90.86
Olympic Summer Games London 2012
- Heats 1st Run: 90.90 Heats 2nd Run: 88.58 Semi-final: 207.63 Q
Australian Youth Olympic Festival Sydney Youth Games 2005