Jordan Wood (AUS)

Jordan Wood (AUS)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
01 August 1994
182 cm
78 kg
Partner Alyce Burnett
Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
Athlete, Lifeguard, Student
Higher education


General Interest

Building motorbikes, surfing. (, 13 Mar 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the K1 1000m at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Szeged, Hungary. (, 04 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I love to push the boundaries and to see how much I can make my body hurt." (, 04 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He has competed in downhill mountain bike at junior state level. (, 04 Mar 2014)
Famous relatives
His father Steve won bronze for Australia in the K4 1000m at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. His mother Anna won bronze for the Netherlands in the K2 500m at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, and claimed another bronze for Australia in the same event at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. She has also served as a coach at the Australian Institute of Sport [AIS] in Canberra, ACT, Australia. His partner Alyce Burnett also competes for Australia in canoe sprint. (, 16 Oct 2013; 25 Jun 2015;, 16 Mar 2016)
Other information
Despite having both parents win medals in canoe sprint at the Olympic Games, he says he never felt burdened to emulate his parents achievements in the sport. "It was never like a shadow over me. No one ever tried to make me paddle if I didn't want to do it. I wasn't pressured to live up to the family name. I do it because I have a passion for it and I want to do it for myself. I had always paddled a bit because I was always around the sport growing up, but I really didn't start training until I was 15 or 16." His mother Anna has a long history of also coaching in the sport, but has never coached her son. "She has been super-supportive, but always said she wanted to be my mum and not my coach." (, 17 Mar 2016)

He was at the finish line when his mother Anna claimed the bronze medal in the K2 500m at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. (, 06 Feb 2016)

International Debut

Competing for

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling at age 15.
Why this sport?
His mother got him involved in the sport.
Club / Team
Gold Coast Canoe Club: Australia
Name of coach
Jimmy Owens [national], AUS


Olympic GamesK2 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Men35.33411Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro20 August 20162016Men3:06.7314Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men2:58.1934Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men1:33.32211Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men2:32.24513Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men1:38.65717Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK1 1000mAustralia, Adelaide14 February 20162016Men3:33.822Latest resultBest result
Oceania ChampionshipsK2 1000mAustralia, Adelaide13 February 20162016Men3:18.623Latest resultBest result