John Mooney (canoeist)

John Mooney (born August 6, 1964) is an American sprint canoer who competed from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s (decade). He won a gold medal in the K-2 200 m event at the 1995 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Duisburg.

John Mooney
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1995 Duisburg K-2 200 m

Mooney also competed in two Summer Olympics, earning his best finish of sixth in the K-4 1000 m event at Sydney in 2000.

Mooney was born in Seattle, WA, and lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife and two children.


  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-01-21). Additional archives: Wayback Machine.
  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "John Mooney". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-09-18.