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World Champion Freestyle Kayaker

James Reeves was one of the longest standing members of the Great Britain Freestyle Kayaking Team with 10 years representing the country. At the time he held the record for the greatest number of medals won at international championships having brought home medals from 8 of the 9 championships he has attended including the gold medals in the squirt kayak class of the 2009 World Championships and the 2010 European Championships.

Name: James Reeves
Age: 36
Hometown/country: Nottingham, UK
Kayaking since: 1995
Kayak disciplines:  Squirt and K1 Freestyle Kayak and occasional expedition kayaking 

James says: "I live my life in a way that means I don't sacrifice my water time to anything else. When I am on the water I am there because I want to be and I am doing what I want to do. This keeps me motivated and passionate about kayaking and will do so for years to come. At 31 I was one of the oldest and longest standing members of the Great Britain Freestyle Team."