Cat McArthur

National Team: Senior

DOB: 03/08/1992
Hometown:
  Adelaide, South Australia
Current Place of Residence: Gold Coast, QLD
Institute/Academy: SASI
Club:  Onkaparinga
Coach: Anna Wood
Nickname: OCD

  • How did you get into paddling?
    Kayaking was a school sport at my high school in Melbourne
  • What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far?
    Getting a bronze medal in K1 1000m at the Senior World Cup.
  • What keeps you busy outside of paddling? What is your current occupation and/or university degree?
    I’m working part time as a physiotherapist and pilates instructor.
  • Who has been the greatest influence on your career?
    My family, they are my biggest supporters!
  • How would your best friend describe you?
    Organised and competitive
  • Do you have any superstitions before a race?
    I always like to put my hands in the water just before the start line. I’m not sure why or when it started.
  • What is your favourite course to paddle on?
    Duisburg, Germany – it’s such a beautiful location surrounded by greenery. There are also great coffee shops close by!
  • Previous National Teams:
    Senior (2014 – 2018), U23 (2013 – 2015)

Instagram: @catmcarthur_3892  & @paddlepals


International results

2018
3rd (K1 1000) – ICF World Cup 2 (Duisburg, GER)

2017
8th (K2 1000) – ICF World Championships (Racice, CZE)
8th (K2 200) – ICF World Championships (Racice, CZE)
7th (K1 1000) – ICF World Cup 2 (Szeged, HUN)
4th (K1 1000) – ICF World Cup 3 (Belgrade, SRB)

2015
3rd (K1 500) – ICF U23 World Championships (Montemor-0-Velho, POR)
6th (K4 500) – ICF U23 World Championships (Montemor-0-Velho, POR)
7th (K4 500) – ICF World Cup 2 (Duisburg, GER)
9th (K1 500) – ICF World Cup 1 (Montemor-o-Velho, POR)
9th (K4 500) – ICF World Cup 1 (Montemor-o-Velho, POR)
21st (K1 500) – ICF World Cup 2 (Duisburg, GER)

2014
13th (K4 500) – ICF World Championships (Moscow, RUS)
5th (K2 500) – ICF U23 World Championships (Szeged, HUN)
9th (K4 500) – ICF U23 World Championships (Szeged, HUN)
9th (K2 200) – ICF World Cup 1 (Milan, ITA)
11th (K4 500) – ICF World Cup 3 (Szeged, HUN)
12th (K2 500) – ICF World Cup 1 (Milan, ITA)

2013
9th (K4 500) – ICF U23 World Championships (Welland, CAN)
2nd (K4 500) – National Championships (Champion Lakes, WA)