Steven Wood

1961 - 1995

Steve Wood was a member of the men’s K4 crew that won a bronze medal in Barcelona in 1992. It was the first time Australia had won a medal in a four-person kayaking event. Wood joined forces with Kelvin Graham, Ian Rowling and Ramon Andersson. After placing third in their semi-final the foursome improved their time by 1.86 seconds in the final to secure the medal. Wood had earlier represented Australia at the 1988 Olympics, placing fourth in the men’s K4. His wife, Anna, was also an Olympic medallist in kayaking for Australia. Wood died in 1995, aged 34.

Olympic Results

1992 Barcelona

K-4 - 1000m - Men
Semi Final GRAHAM, K; ROWLING, I; WOOD, S; ANDERSSON, R 2:58.83 3
Final GRAHAM, K; ROWLING, I; WOOD, S; ANDERSSON, R 2:56.97 3
Heat GRAHAM, K; ROWLING, I; WOOD, S; ANDERSSON, R 2:57.06 1
Final Placing 3 / 19

1988 Seoul

K-4 - 1000m - Men
Heat THOMAS, B; WOOD, S; KENNY, G; GILMOUR, P 3:10.32 3
Semi Final THOMAS, B; WOOD, S; KENNY, G; GILMOUR, P 3:08.52 2
Final THOMAS, B; WOOD, S; KENNY, G; GILMOUR, P 3:03.70 4
Final Placing 4 / 18