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Stuart Wood

Stuart Wood

Paracanoe - Podium

Stuart Wood is a Paralympic bronze medallist after an emphatic performance on his Games debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. The Bunbury born athlete sealed a third place finish in the men's VL3 in what was a tight battle for the podium on the Sea Forest Waterway.

Stuart then went on to claim his first World Championship silver just two weeks later in Copenhagen, battling British team mate Jack Eyers for the title. A breakthrough season in 2019 saw him come away with two international medals, including bronze at the World Championships which qualified the British VL3 boat quota place for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Stuart is a graduate from the University of Bath where he studied Maths, Physics and Computer Science, and he now works in Software Development in Nottingham. Stuart has been a keen paddler for a number of years and having originally started in the KL3, he has very much found his form in the VL3.

Profile

Date of Birth: 1994
Hometown: Bunbury
Lives: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Occupation: Software developer
Height / Weight: 1.75m / 70kg
Hobbies: Climbing, scuba diving, skiing, canoe polo, whitewater kayaking, reading, programming

Discipline

Class: Paracanoe - Men's K1 200m KL3 / VL3
Paddling since: 2012
Club: GB Paracanoe
Coach: Colin Radmore
Boat Manufacturer: Allwave V1 / Plastex K1
Paddles Manufacturer: Galasport V1 / Jantex K1
Lottery Funding: UK Sport Paracanoe Podium Programme

Results

Year Olympic Games World Championships European Championships World Cups National/Other
2021 Tokyo:
VL3 200m - BRONZE
Copenhagen:
VL3 200m - 2nd
2019 Szeged:
VL3 200m - 3rd
Poznan:
VL3 200m - 1st
WC1 Poznan:
VL3 200m - 5th