Stephen Bird

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Stephen Bird
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1988-05-11) 11 May 1988 (age 27)
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Residence Perth, Western Australia,
Australia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Sport
Sport Canoeing
Event(s) Sprint canoe
Club Canning River Canoe Club[1]
Coached by Ramon Andersson[1]

Stephen Bird (born May 11, 1988 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa) is a South African-born Australian sprint canoeist.[1][2] He is a three-time national champion (2010, 2011, and 2012) in the men's kayak doubles (200 m), and a member of the Canning River Canoe Club in Perth, Western Australia, under his personal coach Ramon Andersson.[1][3] Bird is also a commerce graduate at Curtin University.[3]

Bird qualified for the men's K-2 200 metres at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by placing first from the 2012 ICF Oceania Qualification Tournament in Penrith, New South Wales.[4][5] Bird and his partner Jesse Phillips finished sixth in the final by four hundredths of a second (0.04) behind the Argentine pair Miguel Correa and Rubén Voisard, with a time of 35.315 seconds.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Stephen Bird". London 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stephen Bird". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Australian Olympic Team – Stephen Bird". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Phillips and Bird fly with a winning formula". Infostrada Sports (Oceania Canoe Federation). 4 March 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "London 2012 – Young guns win on bumper final day". Australian Olympic Committee. 4 March 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Men's Kayak Double (K2) 200m Final A". London 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Russia destroy field to take men's K2 200". ABC News Australia. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 

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