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Kimberley Woods

Kimberley Woods

Slalom - Podium

Kimberley Woods is a women’s C1 and K1 slalom canoeist and has been a member of the British senior teams since 2012. She won her first senior C1 medal the following year at the World Cup in Cardiff and has gone from strength to strength.

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. Kimberley has a strong track record at Europeans becoming senior European Champion in C1 in 2015 and 2017 and also has two junior and one U23 European title in this event.

She went on to the 2018 World Championships in Rio where she retained her C1 Team title and also won bronze in the K1 Team event.

Kimberley’s individual medal success in 2018 came in what was her 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. This kept up her impressive record of winning a C1 medal at every U23 World Championship she competed in 2015-2018.

She has won a total of eight individual World Cup medals to date including three gold in C1 and one silver in K1.

Kimberley has a degree in Sports Studies from Hertfordshire University. 

Profile

Date of Birth: 08-09-1995
Born: Rugby
Hometown: Rugby
Lives: Cheshunt, Hertfordshire
Occupation: Athlete
Height / Weight: 1.61m / 62kg
Hobbies: Watching TV and enjoys Sci -Fi programmes

Discipline

Class: Canoe Slalom - Women’s Canoe Single (C1) & Women’s Kayak Single (K1)
Paddling since: 2004
Club: Rugby Canoe Club
Coach: Craig Morris
Boat Manufacturer: C1 Vajda Hype / K1 Galasport Caipi Fins
Paddles Manufacturer: Galasport
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Podium Programme
Sponsors

Results

Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2019
2018 Rio:
C1 Team - 1st
K1 Team - 3rd

U23 Worlds, Ivrea:
C1 - 2nd
C1 Team - 4th
K1 - 3rd
K1 Team - 3rd
Prague:
C1 - 10th
C1 Team - 1st
K1 - 6th
K1 Team - 4th
WC1 Liptovsky:
C1 - 4th
K1 22nd

WC2 Krakow:
C1 - 9th
K1 -12th

WC3 Augsberg:
C1 - 4th
K1 - 25th

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








Tacen:
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
Liptovsky:
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
Markkleeberg:
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
Krakow:
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
Augsburg:
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