Jordan Wood

National team: Olympic / Senior

DOB: 1-8-94
Hometown:
  Tugun, Gold Coast
Current place of residence (If different): Tugun, Gold Coast
Institute/Academy:  QAS
Club:  Gold Coast Canoe Club
Coach(s): Jimmy Owens
Nickname: Woody

  • How did you get into paddling? Both my parents were Olympic Kayakers so lots of people assume it was inevitable I started paddling myself. When I was young I jumped in boat but I actually wanted to be a mountain biker. After I realised that I wasn’t very good at this and got too many injuries to count, I took Kayaking a bit more seriously and now love it.
  • What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far? The 2016 Olympic season was an all round highlight. We had some great results through the World Cups in the K4 and then came away with a 4th at the Olympics. However winning the K4 1000 at the 2017 World Champs is one of my proudest achievements. There’s nothing better than standing on top of the podium, singing the national anthem, with your best mates.
  • What keeps you busy outside of Kayaking?What is your current Occupation and/or University degree?   I’m a Lifeguard for the Gold Coast City Council and co-own a business with my girlfriend, Palmera Apparel.
  • Who is the greatest Influence on your career? My coaches and training group.
  • How would your best friend describe you? Friendly and a good cook.
  • Do you have any superstitions before a race? I don’t believe in superstitions.
  • What is your favourite course to paddle on? Duisburg. I love Germany, it’s only just around the corner from where my Mum’s family is from (Netherlands) and I’ve had some great results there.
  • Previous National Teams: Olympic Hopefuls (2010), Junior (2011), U23 (2013-2017), Senior (2013-Current)

Instagram: @jordan94wood


Results

2018
3rd (K2 1000) ICF World Cup 2 (Duisburg, GER)
3rd (K2 500) ICF World Cup 2 (Duisburg, GER)
5th (K2 1000) ICF World Cup 1 (Szeged, HUN)
5th (K2 500) ICF World Cup 1 (Szeged, HUN)

2017
1st (K4 1000) ICF World Championships (Racice, CZE)
3rd (K2 1000) ICF U23 World Championships (Pitesti, ROU)
4th (K2 1000) ICF World Cup 3 (Belgrade, SRB)

2016
4th (K4 1000) Olympic Games (Rio, BRA)
1st (K4 1000) ICF World Cup 1 (Duisburg, GER)
3rd (K4 1000) ICF World Cup 2 (Racice, CZE)
3rd (K2 1000) ICF World Cup 3 (Montemor-0-Velho, POR)

2015
4th (K4 1000) – ICF World Championships (Milan, ITA)
1st (K2 1000) – ICF U23 World Championships (Montemor-0-Velho, POR)
4th (K4 1000) – ICF U23 World Championships (Montemor-0-Velho, POR)
1st (K4 1000) – ICF World Cup 1 (Montemor-o-Velho, POR)
5th (K2 1000) – ICF World Cup 1 (Montemor-o-Velho, POR)
7th (K1 500) – ICF World Cup 2 (Duisburg, GER)
9th (K4 200) – ICF World Cup 2 (Duisburg, GER)
10th (K2 1000) – ICF World Cup 2 (Duisburg, GER)
2nd (K4 1000) – ICF World Cup 3 (Copenhagen, DEN)

2014
11th (K2 500) – ICF World Championships (Moscow, RUS)
2nd (K1 1000) – ICF U23 World Championships (Szeged, HUN)
6th (K4 1000) – ICF U23 World Championships (Szeged, HUN)
9th (K1 5000) – ICF World Cup 1 (Milan, ITA)
11th (K1 500) – ICF World Cup 1 (Milan, ITA)
19th (K1 1000) – ICF World Cup 1 (Milan, ITA)
8th (K1 500) – ICF World Cup 2 (Racice, CZE)
14th (K1 5000) – ICF World Cup 2 (Racice, CZE)
15th (K2 500) – ICF World Cup 3 (Szeged, HUN)

2013
1st (K2 1000) – AYOF (SIRC, NSW)
2nd (K1 1000) – AYOF (SIRC, NSW)
2nd (K2 200) – AYOF (SIRC, NSW)