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.
|Date of Birth:||1994|
|Height / Weight:||1.75m / 70kg|
|Hobbies:||Climbing, scuba diving, skiing, canoe polo, whitewater kayaking, reading, programming|
|Class:||Paracanoe - Men's K1 200m KL3 / VL3|
|Boat Manufacturer:||Allwave V1 / Plastex K1|
|Paddles Manufacturer:||Galasport V1 / Jantex K1|
|Lottery Funding:||UK Sport Paracanoe Podium Programme|
|Year||Olympic Games||World Championships||European Championships||World Cups||National/Other|
VL3 200m - BRONZE
VL3 200m - 2nd
VL3 200m - 3rd
VL3 200m - 1st
VL3 200m - 5th