Jacob Clear (AUS)

Jacob Clear (AUS)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
18 January 1985
185 cm
86 kg
Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
Athlete, Plumber
Higher education
Trade - Plumber - Gold Coast TAFE: Australia


General Interest

Jake, Pistol (olympics.com.au, 01 Jun 2015; canoe.org.au, 09 Aug 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the K4 1000m at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (rio2016.olympics.com.au, 16 Mar 2016)
Most influential person in career
Australian sprint paddler Dennis Green. (canoe.org.au, 09 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
Australian sprint paddlers Clint Robinson and Ken Wallace. (Queensland Academy of Sport, 05 Feb 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do what's best for you." (canoe.org.au, 09 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM]. (insidethegames.biz, 26 Jan 2014)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He joined a surf lifesaving club at age five. In 2006 he began canoeing with Australian Olympian Dennis Green after being selected through a talent identification programme.
Why this sport?
He began kayaking to improve his surf ski paddling.
Name of coach
Jimmy Owens [national], AUS, from 2009


Olympic GamesK4 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro20 August 20162016Men3:06.7314Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mEngland, London9 August 20122012Men2:55.0851Best result
Olympic GamesK2 500mChina, Beijing23 August 20082008Men13Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men2:58.1934Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men2:52.44210Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Men3:24.2565Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men2:59.9423Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mHungary, Szeged20 August 20112011Men2:48.7242Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men1:31.1385Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men2:56.5915Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men1:31.5498Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK1 1000mAustralia, Adelaide14 February 20162016Men3:34.053Latest resultBest result
Oceania ChampionshipsK2 1000mAustralia, Adelaide13 February 20162016Men3:17.112Latest resultBest result
Oceania ChampionshipsK1 500mAustralia, Sydney1 March 20142014Men1:42.6302Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK1 1000mAustralia, Sydney28 February 20142014Men3:39.6403Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK2 1000mAustralia, Sydney28 February 20142014Men3:21.3701Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak5 June 20162016Men22Latest resultBest result
Olympic Qualification Tournament OceaniaK1 1000mAustralia, Penrith16 March 20082008Men3:32.824Best result
Olympic Qualification Tournament OceaniaK2 1000mAustralia, Penrith16 March 20082008Men3:17.674Best result
Olympic Qualification Tournament OceaniaK4 1000mAustralia, Penrith16 March 20082008Men2:59.923Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK1 1000mAustralia, Penrith3 March 20122012Men3:36.392Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK2 1000mAustralia, Penrith4 March 20122012Men3:26.195Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK4 1000mAustralia, Penrith2 March 20122012Men2:59.401Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK1 500mAustralia, Penrith13 February 20102010Men1:41.773Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK1 1000mAustralia, Penrith14 February 20102010Men3:38.385Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK1 5000mAustralia, Penrith12 February 20102010Men20:48.721Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK2 500mAustralia, Penrith13 February 20102010Men1:31.471Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK2 1000mAustralia, Penrith14 February 20102010Men4:08.488Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK4 1000mAustralia, Penrith13 February 20102010Men3:03.032Best result