Ben Pope

National Team: Senior

DOB: 17/02/1994
Hometown: Bullsbrook, Western Australia
Club: Ascot Kayak Club
Coach: Julien Billaut
Nickname: Ben/Benny

  • What has been your biggest accompllishment in the sport so far? 19th at the U23 World Championships in 2017 and the fastest Australian.
  • What keeps you busy outside of Kayaking? Uni Studies
  • Current occupation? Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Who is the greatest influence on your career? My brother. I always had to beat him.
  • Who inspires you? My parents, coach and competitors.
  • How would your best friend describe you? Dedicated, hard working and top bloke.
  • Favourite Australian personality? Russel Coight.
  • What scares you the most? Heights.
  • Do you have any superstitions before you race? I splash my face 2-3 times right before my run.
  • Favourite place to paddle? Troja-Prague.
  • Favourite song to paddle to? Nosebleed Section – Hilltop Hoods.
  • Favourite holiday destination? Croatia.

Instagram: @benpopeathlete

International Results

10th K1 Teams -U23 World Championships (Bratislava, SVK)
19th K1 – U23 World Championships (Bratislava, SVK)
12th K1 – ICF World Cup 1 (Prague, CZE)
48th K1 – ICF World Cup 3 (Markkleeberg, GER)

47th K1 – ICF World Cup Final (Tacen, SLO)
34th K1 – ICF World Cup 4 (Prague, CZE)
30th K1 – U23 World Championships (Krakow, POL)
5th K1 Teams – U23 World Championships (Krakow, POL)
23rd K1 – Oceania Championships (Penrith, NSW)

28th K1 – ICF U23 World Championships (Foz do Iguassu, BRA)
33rd C1 – ICF U23 World Championships (Foz do Iguassu, BRA)