My name is Jenny Egan and I am an Irish International Canoeist with multiple World Championship medals, a European Championship medal and multiple World Cup medals. I am the only Irish athlete female or male to date to win an International Canoe Federation (ICF) Senior Canoe Sprint World Championship medal, a Senior Canoe Sprint European Championship medal and ICF Senior Canoe Sprint World Cup medals. I am also currently ranked Number 1 in the World in the ICF Senior Women’s K1 5000m. In 2019, I won my fourth Irish Times and Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Month Award.
I have a passion for increasing visibility of Women in Sport and I am on the Sport Ireland Women in Sport Steering Committee as the only athlete representative. I also have an expanding interest in media and broadcasting having been a guest on many radio and TV shows. In addition to this, I had been selected as one of only 20 females to represent the 20×20 Campaign in 2020.