David Watson Ford (born March 23, 1967 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian slalom canoeist who has competed since the mid-1980s and is still actively competing. He is Canada's most successful slalom paddler.
Ford has won two medals in the K-1 event at the
ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships. In 1999 he became the first non-European to win the World Championship title. Ford followed up with a World Championship silver in [1 ] 2003. In 2003 he also won the overall World Cup title in K-1. He was named Male Athlete of the Year at the 2003 Canadian Sport Awards, and was inducted into the [2 ] BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. [1 ]
Ford has competed in five
Summer Olympics, earning a fourth-place finish in the K-1 event in Athens in 2004. He had a sixth-place finish in the same event in 2008 in Beijing.
On April 25, 2009, Ford married
Canadian alpine skier Kelly VanderBeek. They have a son, Cooper. [3 ]
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