Event/Discipline: Canoe Sprint, K1 200m
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
Current Residence: San Diego, California
College: UC-San Diego, aerospace engineering
Team: Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club
2016 U.S. Senior National Team and Pan American Championships Team Member
- 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships: 9th in K1 200m Final B (18th overall)
- 2015 Pan American Games: 6th in K1 200m
- 2015 World Cup No. 2: 7th in K1 200m semifinal
- 2015 World Cup No. 1: 7th in K1 200m
- 2014 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships: 11th in K1 200m
- 2013 World Cup No. 2: 6th in K1 200m
- 2013 World Cup No. 2: 24th in K1 200m
- 2013 World Cup No. 1: 15th in K1 200m
- 2013 U.S. National Team Trials: 1st in K1 200m
- 2012 World Cup No. 2: 14th in K1 200m
- 2012 World Cup No. 1: 25th in K1 200m
- 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 1st in K1 200m
- 2011 Pan American Games: 5th in K2 200m with Ryan Dolan
- 2011 World Championships: 25th in K2 200m
- 2011 World Cup No. 3: 14th in K2 200m
- 2011 World Cup No. 2: 23rd in K2 200m
- 2011 National Championships: K1 200m
- 2014 World Championships: 11th in K1 200M
- 2008 Olympic training partner
- 2010 Vichy World Cup: 11th in K1 200m
- 2008 Szeged World Cup: 4th in K1 200m, 8th in K2 500m, 8th in K2 1000m
- 2006 Pan American Championships: 3rd in K1 200m
- 2012: 15th
How he qualified for London 2012: Hornsby, 26, took the long way to Olympic qualification. He won the Men’s K1 200m event at the 2011 Sprint National Championships in Gainesville, Ga. on Aug. 6. But it was teammate Ryan Dolan who qualified the Olympic boat quota slot for the U.S. at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico on October 28. Hornsby pulled even with Dolan in the Olympic selection process by winning the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Oklahoma City on April 20, forcing a race-off between the two at the first two 2012 World Cups. Hornsby clinched the spot for himself with a 14th place finish at the 2012 World Cup No. 2 in Duisburg, Germany on May 27.
Four Years Wiser: Hornsby, attended the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games as a training partner for U.S. Olympian Rami Zur. Hornsby returns to the Olympic stage - this time as an Olympian - after outlasted teammates Zur and Ryan Dolan in the long 2012 selection process. Joining Hornsby in London will be his girlfriend Becky Holliday, who qualified for her first Olympics in pole vaulting. Hornsby is the first Olympian produced by the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club, which has won 10 National Championships. Lake Lanier hosted the canoe/kayak and rowing events at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games.
Girlfriend: 2012 U.S. Olympic pole vaulter Becky Holliday
Hobbies: Kitesurf, surf, biking, and travel
Son of Roger and Patti Hornsby, Tim was born on July 20, 1986 in Atlanta, Georgia. He Attended Lakeside High School in Atlanta and graduated in 2004. Tim has been on the water since age 11 when he learned to paddle at spring break camp. After high school, Tim was accepted to the University of California San Diego, Jacob's School of Engineering.
He was first coached by Tony Hall in 1997 at the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club. Tim’s Breakout year was in 2003, when he went to the World Junior Championships and placed 10th in the K2 1000-meter race at the age of 17. While still competing with the Junior National Team, Tim was in the K4 boat that placed 4th at Olympic Trials in 2004.
In 2006 at the Pan American Championships he placed 3rd in the K1 200-meter race. Then in 2007, Tim placed 2nd in the 4x100 meter relay at the World Cup in Szeged, Hungary. Tim has really begun to grow into a world class competitor. He started out 2008 by placing 1st at Olympic Trials in K2 500-meter race, as well as the K4 1000-meter race. He went on to compete in the World Cup circuit and placed 8th in the K2 500-meter race, and 8th in the K2 1000-meter race in Szeged, Hungary.
Hogan and McElroy win K2 Silver at Sprint World Cup No. 2
May 15, 2013
Maggie Hogan (San Diego, Calif.) and Kaitlyn McElroy (Oklahoma City, Okla.) won the Silver medal Saturday in the Women’s K2 1000m, following up on their Bronze medal won last weekend in the same event. They crossed the line 3:39.969, +2.494 seconds behind the first place finishers from Australia.
Hogan/McElroy win Bronze at 2013 Sprint World Cup #1
May 10, 2013
Maggie Hogan (San Diego, Calif.) and Kaitlyn McElroy (Oklahoma City, Okla.) won the Bronze medal in the women’s K2 1000m race. They finished in 3:54.966, 1.008 seconds behind the first place finisher. Two local Hungarian boats finished 1st and 2nd.
2013 Senior, Junior, U23 and OHR Teams Announced
April 28, 2013
Congratulations to the athletes selected to represent Team USA!
McElroy, Hornsby Shine at 2013 U.S. Sprint National Team Trials
April 24, 2013
The 2013 Team Trials marks the beginning of a new Olympic quadrennial, in which there will be some big shoes to fill. In senior women’s kayak, Kaitlyn McElroy (Oklahoma City, Okla.) will get the first shot at replacing replace three-time Olympian Carrie Johnson (San Diego, Calif.), who retired after London to enter veterinary school. McElroy finished first in both the 200m and 500m finals before teaming up with her Oklahoma City Boathouse District training partner Maggie Hogan (San Diego, Calif.) to win the K2 500m distance.
Busy week for USA Canoe Kayak
Nicholas Olivier Aug. 22, 2012
The action didn’t stop when the flame went out at the Closing Ceremony in London. U.S athletes will be competing at three different canoe/kayak events this week.
Hornsby finishes 15th in first Olympic K1 200m race
Aug. 11, 2012
Tim Hornsby (Atlanta, Ga.) capped off his first Olympic Games with a 7th place finish in the K1 200m B Final Saturday at Eton Dorney. The finish was good for 15th overall when you factor in the eight participants in the A Final.
Johnson, Hornsby reach semifinals in 200m Olympic debut
Aug. 09, 2012
Tim Hornsby (Atlanta, Ga.) and Carrie Johnson (San Diego, Calif.) each placed 8th in their respective K1 200m Semifinal races Friday. Hornsby will advance to the Saturday’s B Final.
Meet Our USA Canoe/Kayak Olympians
July 19, 2012
The 2012 U.S. Olympic Canoe/Kayak Team will consist of seven athletes competing in seven events.
Jorgensen and Caven to Coach 2012 Sprint Olympians
July 11, 2012
USA Canoe/Kayak announces Stein Jorgensen as the 2012 U.S. Olympic Sprint Team, pending final approval by U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun. The two-time U.S. Olympic kayaker will coach at his first Olympic Games in London. He coached the U.S. National Team during the 2008 and 2010 seasons and has served as 2012 Olympic nominee Carrie Johnson’s personal coach on and off since 2007. In London, he will oversee sprint kayakers Johnson and Tim Hornsby.