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Kimberley Woods

Kimberley Woods

Slalom - Podium

Kimberley Woods is a women’s C1 and K1 slalom canoeist and is a member of the British senior and U23 teams in both events.

At the 2018 European Championships in Prague she won the C1 Team title for a third successive time with teammates Mallory Franklin and Bethan Forrow and had her best ever K1 result finishing 6th.

In 2017 she became C1 European Champion for the second time and also was part of the C1 Women's Team who retained their European title and went on to win the U23 and Senior World Championship Team titles. In the World Cup Series she won gold in C1 and silver in K1 the same weekend in Prague.

2016 was an excellent year for Kimberley. She became U23 European Champion in C1 and silver medallist in K1. At the U23 World Championships she was second in C1 and she also won gold in C1 at World Cup 5. 

She had an outstanding season in 2015 winning bronze at the U23 World Championships in both C1 and the C1 Team event. She won silver in C1 at the World Cup 2 in Krakow and won gold in C1 at the 2015 European Championships. 

Kimberley is a Sports Studies student at Hertfordshire University.


Date of Birth: 08/09/1995
Born: Rugby
Hometown: Rugby
Lives: Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire
Occupation: Athlete / Student
Height / Weight: 1.61m / 62kg
Hobbies: Canoeing!


Class: Canoe Slalom - Women's C1 & K1
Paddling since: 2006
Club: Rugby
Coach: Craig Morris
Boat Manufacturer: Galasport / Vajda TikTak Scream
Paddles Manufacturer: Galasport
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Programme


Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2018 Prague:
C1 - 10th
C1 Team - 1st
K1 - 6th
K1 Team - 4th
WC 1 Liptovsky
C1 - 4th
K1 - 12th
2017 Pau:
C1 - 8th
C1 Team - 1st
K1 - 29th
K1 Team - 16th

U23 Bratislava:
C1 - 3rd
K1 - 7th
C1 Team - 1st
K1 Team - 2nd

C1 - 1st
C1 Team - 1st
K1 - 12th
K1 Team - 6th
WC Final
C1 - 4th
K1 - 15th
WC 3 Markleeberg:
C1 - 9th
K1 - 30th
WC 2 Augsburg:
C1 - 30th
K1 - 24th
WC 1 Prague:
C1 - 1st
K1 - 2nd
2016 Krakow:
C1 U23 - 2nd
C1 Team U23 - 1st
K1 U23 - 4th
K1 Team U23 - 6th
C1 - 22nd, C1 Team- 1st
K1 - 26th, K1 Team- 1st

U23 Solkan:
C1 - 1st, C1 Team - 1st
K1 - 2nd
WC 1 Ivrea:
C1- 3rd, K1 - 26th
WC 2 La Seu:
C1 - 4th, K1 - 29th
WC 3 Pau:
C1 - 5th, K1 - 21st
WC 4 Prague:
C1- 4th, K1- 16th
WC 5 Tacen:
C1- 1st, K1- 6th
2015 Lee Valley:
K1 – 10th, K1 Team – 2nd , C1 – 4th, C1 Team – 4th
Jnr & U23 Brazil:
C1 U23 – 3rd, C1 U23 Team – 3rd, K1 U23 – 4th, K1 U23 Team – 8th
C1 - 1st, C1 Team - 3rd, K1 - 11th, K1 Team - 11th
Jnr & U23, Krakow:
C1 U23 Team - 1st
WC 2 Krakow:
C1 - 2nd, K1- 24th
WC 3 Liptovsky:
C1 - 16th, C1 Team – 2nd, K1 - 39th, K1 Team – 4th
WC 4 La Seu d’Urgell:
C1 - 3rd; K1 - 23rd
WC 5 Pau:
C1 - 20th, K1 - 30th, C1 Team – 2nd, K1 Team - 3rd
2014 Jnr & U23 Penrith:
K1 U23 Team – 1st
WC 2 Tacen:
C1 - 4th, K1 - 37th, K1 Team - 4th
WC 3 Prague:
C1 - 15th, C1 Team - 3rd, K1 - 13th, K1 Team - 4th
2013 Prague:
C1 - 7th, C1 Team - 4th, K1 - 30th
Jnr & U23 Liptovski:
C1 Jun – 7th,C1 Jun Team – 4th, K1 Jun – 2nd, K1 Jun Team – 7th
C1 - 6th
Jnr & U23 France:
C1 Jun – 1st, K1 Jun – 11th, K1 Jun Team – 2nd
WC 1 Cardiff:
C1 - 1st, C1 Team - 2nd
WC 2 Augsburg:
C1 – 3rd, K1 – 33rd
WC 4 Tacen:
C1 - 9th, K1 - 16
2012 Jnr & U23 Wausau:
C1 U23 Team – 3rd, C1 Jun -3rd, K1 Jun Team – 1st, K1 Jun – 4th
C1 Team – 3rd
Jnr & U23 Solkan:
C1 U23 Team – 3rd, C1 Jun – 1st, K1 Jun Team – 4th, K1 Jun – 2nd
WC 1 Cardiff:
C1 – 4th
WC 4 Prague:
C1 – 5th
2011 Jnr & U23 Banjaluka:
C1 Jun -5th, K1 Jun – 7th