Curtis McGrath

Name: Curtis McGrath OAM
DOB: 31/3/1988
Hometown:
  Queenstown, NZ
Current place of residence : Gold Coast, QLD
Institute/Academy:  QAS
Club:  Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club
Coach(s): Guy Power and Andrea King
Nickname: Curt

  • How did you get into paddling? I did it part of my high school in NZ. White water paddling was a subject.
  • What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far? Winning a gold medal in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
  • What keeps you busy outside of Kayaking?   Public Speaking, Presenting for the media and Ambassador work
  • Who is the greatest Influence on your career? Ben Robert-Smith VC
  • How would your best friend describe you? Driven and generous.
  • Do you have any superstitions before a race? Wet my hand just before I put my boat in the start gate.
  • What is your favourite course to paddle on? Duisburg, Germany
  • Previous National Teams: 2014-Current Paracanoe team

Instagram: @curtmcgrath
Facebook Page: @curtismcgrathofficial
Website: www.curtismcgrath.com.au


 International Results

2018

1st (K1 200) KL2 – ICF Paracanoe World Championships (Montemor-o-Velho, POR)
1st (V1 200) VL3 – ICF Paracanoe World Championships (Montemor-o-Velho, POR)

1st (K1 200) KL2 – ICF World Cup 1 (Szeged, HUN)
1st (V1 200) VL3 – ICF World Cup 1 (Szeged, HUN)

2017
1st (K1 200) KL2 – ICF World Championships (Racice, CZE)
1st (V1 200) VL2 – ICF World Championships (Racice, CZE)

2016
1st (K1 200) KL2 – Paralympic Games (Rio, BRA)
1st (K1 200) KL2 – ICF World Championships (Duisburg, GER)
1st (V1 200) VL2 – ICF World Championships (Duisburg, GER)

2015
1st (V1 200) VL2 – ICF World Championships (Milan, ITA)
2nd (K1 200) KL2 – ICF World Championships (Milan, ITA)
2nd (K1 200) KL2 – Paralympic Test Event (Rio de Janeiro, BRA)

2014
1st (V1 200) TA – ICF World Championships (Moscow, RUS)