Carrie Johnson : Women's Flatwater K-1 200m & 500m
- Birth date: 1/16/1984
- Height: 5’6”
- Weight: 139lbs
- Lives in: Chula Vista, CA
Carrie Johnson is the only U.S. Olympian in the London Games to qualify for 2 events. A gymnast for the majority of her childhood, Johnson switched to kayaking at the age of 13 after being exposed to it as part of a lifeguard training program run by 1992 Canoe/Kayak Olympian, Chris Barlow. She’s been paddling at a high level ever since. Carrie Johnson has Crohn's Disease which sidelined her during the 2003 and the 2009 paddling seasons. Like Scott Parson on the U.S. Olympic Slalom Canoe/Kayak team, this will also be Carrie Johnson's 3rd and probably final Olympics.
Tim Hornsby : Men's Flatwater K-1 200m
- Birth date: 7/20/1986
- Height: 6’3”
- Weight: 194 lbs
- Lives in: Atlanta, GA
In 2008 Tim Hornsby went to Beijing as a training partner for the U.S. Team. An Olympic spectator no more, Hornsby beat out 3 time Olympian Rami Zur for the men's Flatwater K-1 200m event in London. His paddling career began in his childhood, first starting to train at age 11. At 17 he competed in the World Junior Championships. In 2006 Hornsby placed 3rd in the K-1 200m. In 2007 he earned a 2nd place finish in the 4x1000m relay. Now, at the age of 26, Tim Hornsby will get to compete in his first Olympics.
There are 5 Americans representing the United States in the 2012 London Olympic Games in Slalom Canoe / Kayak. They are Casey Eichfeld (C-1) Eric Hurd (C-2), Scott Parsons (K-1), Jeff Larimer (C-2), and Caroline Queen (K-1). Learn all about them here.