Kimberley Woods (GBR)

Kimberley Woods (GBR)

GBUnited Kingdom
Canoe Slalom
Date of birth
08 September 1995
161 cm
62 kg
Cheshunt, ENG
Athlete, Student
Higher education
Sport Studies - University of Hertfordshire: Hatfield, ENG


General Interest

Hero / Idol
Australian slalom paddler Jessica Fox, British heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill. (, 16 Aug 2015)
She was suffering from a knee injury in May 2016. (, 03 May 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2012 Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Young Sportswoman of the Year. (Facebook page, 25 Apr 2016)

She was named the 2012 Sportsperson of the Year in Rugby, England. (Facebook page, 25 Apr 2016)
Famous relatives
Her aunt won a silver medal in canoe slalom at the 1994 World Junior Championships. (, 16 Aug 2015)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 28 May 2016; Twitter profile, 02 June 2016)
Other information
She thrives on the inconsistency of canoe slalom. "The toughest thing about canoeing is dealing with the inconsistency. It can be uncontrollable. The weather can affect it so much and the cold can affect it but I think it's sort of getting in your head that that's not what you can control. What you can control is what you can do, the paddling you can control, but not if a boil comes up and ruins your edge or something. You have got to focus on what you can control rather than all the negative stuff around it. The best thing about canoeing is also the inconsistency. Canoeing is an adrenaline-filled sport. It is so inconsistent but that's what makes it exciting and that is what makes the races exciting as well." (, 03 May 2016)

She is funded by the UK Sport Podium Potential Programme. The project supports athletes who are seen to have realistic medal-winning chances at the Olympic Games. (, 16 Aug 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began paddling at age eight in Rugby, England.
Club / Team
Rugby Canoe Club: England
Name of coach
Craig Morris [national]; Paul Ratcliffe [national]


World ChampionshipsK1England, London19 September 20152015Women155.2210Best result
World ChampionshipsC1England, London20 September 20152015Women124.314Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamEngland, London20 September 20152015Women153.724Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamEngland, London19 September 20152015Women128.062Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Czech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Women235.9530Best result
World ChampionshipsC1Czech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Women153.167Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamCzech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Women208.674Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 May 20162016Women145.1126Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsC1Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš14 May 20162016Women130.6422Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 May 20162016Women124.281Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš14 May 20162016Women185.031Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK1Germany, Markkleeberg31 May 20152015Women113.4911Best result
European ChampionshipsC1Germany, Markkleeberg30 May 20152015Women123.131Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamGermany, Markkleeberg30 May 20152015Women161.193Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamGermany, Markkleeberg31 May 20152015Women241.1811Best result
European ChampionshipsC1Poland, Kraków8 June 20132013Women138.516Best result
European ChampionshipsC1Germany, Augsburg12 May 20122012Women13Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamGermany, Augsburg12 May 20122012Women2:10.093Best result
World CupK111 September 20162016Women11Latest resultBest result
World CupC111 September 20162016Women2Latest resultBest result
World CupK116 August 20152015Women37Best result
World CupC116 August 20152015Women11Best result
World CupK117 August 20142014Women44Best result
World CupC117 August 20142014Women20Best result
World CupK125 August 20132013Women44Best result
World CupC125 August 20132013Women6Best result
World CupC12 September 20122012Women13Best result