John Wood (canoeist)
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.
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.
- 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". Thestar.com. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships - Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936-2007.
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships - Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936-2007.
- John Wood's profile at Sports Reference.com
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