John Wood (canoeist)

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John Joseph Wood (June 7, 1950 – January 25, 2013) was a Canadian sprint canoer who competed from the late 1960s to the later 1970s. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he won the silver medal in the C-1 500 m event at Montreal in 1976.[1]

Wood also won a silver medal in the C-2 500 m event at the 1977 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Sofia.

Until his death Wood lived in Oakville, Ontario with wife, Debbie Daymond, and 4 children, Jason, Michael, Alan and Jenny. On August 27, 2013 his family unveiled a commemorative plaque in his honour on the finish tower at the Olympic Basin in Montreal where Wood crossed the line to win his silver medal.


  1. ^ Thursday, January 31, 2013 4:55 AM EST Facebook Twitter RSS (January 28, 2013). "John Wood, 62, captured silver medal in canoeing singles at 1976 Montreal Olympics | Toronto Star". Retrieved 2013-01-31.