Dean Woods

1966 -

Dean Woods was the world junior individual pursuit champion entering the 1984 Olympics and provided the youthful spark, energy and power which lifted the 4000m team pursuit team to victory. In the final, Woods, 18, did much of the early work as he and team-mates Michael Grenda, Kevin Nichols and Michael Turtur rode a brilliant tactical race against the United States. A prolific medallist at world championships and Commonwealth Games, Woods returned to the Olympics in 1988 and won two more medals, a silver in the 4000m individual pursuit and bronze in the 4000m team pursuit. Eight years later he reached his third Olympics, where he won his fourth medal, bronze in the men’s team pursuit with Brett Aitken, Brad McGee, Stuart O’Grady and Tim O’Shannessey.

Olympic Results

1996 Atlanta

4000m Team Pursuit - Men
Qualifying AITKEN, B; O'GRADY, S: O'SHANNESSEY, T; WOODS, D 4:09.750 3
Quarter Final AITKEN, B; McGEE, B; O'GRADY, S; WOODS, D USA 4:09.650 Win
Semi Final McGEE, B; O'GRADY, S; O'SHANNESSEY, T; WOODS, D RUS 4:07.570 Loss
Final Placing 3 / 17

1988 Seoul

4000m Individual Pursuit - Men
Final 4:35.00 2nd
Final Placing 2 / 22
4000m Team Pursuit - Men
Semi Final 4:27.57 2
Bronze Final 4:16.02 1
Quarter Final 4:17.14 1
Final Placing 3 / 19

1984 Los Angeles

4000m Individual Pursuit - Men
Bronze Medal Final Defeated
Final Placing 4 / 33
4000m Team Pursuit - Men
Final Defeated USA
Final Placing 1 / 14