Meet the Athlete – Kimberley Woods

Season Update-
U23 GBR Team K1W
U23 World Champions Team K1W
C1W British Champion
C1W U23 British Champion
K1W U23 British Champion

Goals for the future-
Aiming for the Senior team in both classes in 2015 and then to be selected for an Olympic Games.
Kimberley Woods, competes for GBR in Canoe Slalom. First year studying Sports Studies at Hertfordshire University. The main person who inspired me was my auntie who had also competed in the sport and achieved a silver medal at the Junior Worlds in 1994. Watched footage of her racing when I was young and got in a boat when I could (aged around 9) since then have been hooked to the sport. Training at the Lee Valley White Water Center which was the venue for the 2012 Olympic Games-where history was made.

Favourite Bits-
being able to train at the best facility in the world and knowing I have no limits. Having the opportunity to compete for Team GB. Worst Bits- not being able to get in a boat when I have rest days

Random Funny Fact-
when I was younger I would visit my grandparents and get all of my aunties canoeing kit and wear it around the house-everytime