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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. She went on to the World Championships in Rio where she retained her C1 Team title and also won bronze in the K1 Team event. Her individual medal success came in what was he final year in the U23 World Championships, winning silver in the C1 and bronze in the K1 as well as a bronze in the K1 Team event.

In 2017 she became C1 European Champion for the second time (the first being in 2015) 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.

She has won a total of 8 World Cup medals so far including 3 gold in C1 and 1 silver in K1.

Kimberley is a Sports Studies student at Hertfordshire University.


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 Rio:
C1 Team - 1st
K1 Team - 3rd

U23 Worlds, Ivrea:
C1 - 2nd
C1 Team - 4th
K1 - 3rd
K1 Team - 3rd
C1 - 10th
C1 Team - 1st
K1 - 6th
K1 Team - 4th
WC1 Liptovsky:
C1 - 4th

WC2 Krakow:
C1 - 9th

WC3 Augsberg:
C1 - 4th

World Cup Final La Seu D'Urgell:
C1 - 16th
K1 - 26th
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

WC3 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
WC1 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

WC5 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