Danielle Woodward

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Danielle Woodward
Medal record
Women's canoe slalom
Representing  Australia
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona K-1

Danielle Anne Woodward OAM (born 20 March 1965 in Melbourne) is an Australian slalom canoeist who competed from the mid-1980s to the early 2000s. Competing in three Summer Olympics, she won a silver medal in the K-1 event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

Woodward was born in Burwood in Melbourne's eastern suburbs and grew up in Newtown in New South Wales.

At the time of the 1992 Summer Olympics she was a Detective with the Australian Federal Police and is currently a Detective Sergeant in their Melbourne Office. In March 2016 Danielle was awarded the Commissioner’s Medal for Innovation, recognising her exceptional dedication in combating human trafficking, particularly with the creation and delivery of awareness packages for front line police across Australia.

Woodward was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) on Australia Day 2002 and the Australian Sports Medal.

Woodward was appointed as a director Australian Canoeing on 29 April 2007. On 15 November 2008, she was elected president of the governing body.[1]

In 2013 Woodward was appointed to the Australian Olympic Committee Executive.

In 2016, she was awarded a AIS Service Award at Australian Institute of Sport Performance Awards.[2]


  1. ^ "Australian Canoeing Board of Directors". Australian Canoeing. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Chalmers claims two AIS awards to complete fairy tale year". Australian Sports Commission website. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  • Sports-reference.com profile
  • Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2008). "Canoeing: Women's Kayak Slalom Singles". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. pp. 495–6.