Ken Wallace

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Ken Wallace
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Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Competitor for  Australia
Olympic Games
Gold 2008 Beijing K-1 500 m
Bronze 2008 Beijing K-1 1000 m
World Championships
Gold 2010 Poznań K-1 5000 m
Gold 2013 Duisburg K-1 5000 m
Gold 2014 Moscow K-1 5000 m
Silver 2013 Duisburg K-1 1000 m
Silver 2014 Moscow K-2 1000 m
Bronze 2009 Dartmouth K-1 500 m

Kenneth "Ken" Wallace (born 26 July 1983 in Gosford, New South Wales) is an Australian sprint canoer who has competed since the mid-2000s.

Wallace originally competed in Ironman events and only switched to sprint racing at the age of sixteen. Two years later he was K-1 1000 m junior world champion in Curitiba, Brazil.

In 2006, with Australian number one Nathan Baggaley serving a drugs ban, Wallace was selected to represent Australia at the world championships in Szeged, Hungary, where he placed fifth in the K-1 1000 m final.

In 2007, Wallace at the ICF World Championships held in Duisburg, Germany placed 4th in the K-1 1000m Final. This result qualified Australia a birth at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Wallace won two medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing with gold in the K-1 500 m and bronze in the K-1 1000 m events. He also won two medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a gold (K-1 5000 m: 2010) and a bronze (K-1 500 m: 2009).

In February 2011, Wallace competed in the third season of the Channel Seven television series Australia's Greatest Athlete.

Wallace is 188 cm (6'2") tall and weighs 89 kg (196 lbs).

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nathan Deakes and Anna Meares
Australian Athlete of the Year
2008 (with Heath Francis)
Succeeded by
Emma Moffatt and Brenton Rickard