My name is Ottilie Robinson-Shaw, known to most as Ottie RS. I am 21, from Frinton-On-Sea on the East Coast of England and a five times World Champion freestyle Kayaker.
I began kayaking age 11 with my local canoe club. At 14 I started competing internationally whilst studying at school in Ipswich, Suffolk.
After school I began working as an Apprentice Residential Property and Valuation Surveyor, studying with the University College of Estate Management and qualifying as an Associate of the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) in 2020.
In 2022 I achieved my biggest dream. I won 3 senior gold medals in K1, C1 and Squirt boat at the ICF Freestyle Kayaking World Championships at home in Nottingham. In all 3 categories I broke the women's world records, becoming the first athlete to ever win 3 senior gold medals at a single event and it honestly couldn't have gone any better.
Moving Forward I have my eyes set on the next World Championships in Columbus, GA, USA and they are fast approaching, I am working hard to prepare for my first ever World Championships on a wave.
Long term my goal is to be able to compete and rank alongside the best male athletes and push Women's freestyle to an entirely new level.