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.

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Mike's Games History