Ken Wallace (canoeist)
|Full name||Kenneth Maxwell Wallace|
26 July 1983|
Gosford, New South Wales
|Height||190 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||91 kg (201 lb)|
|Club||Tugun Surf Life Saving Club, Currumbin Creek Canoe Club|
|Coached by||Jimmy Owens (2000 – current)|
|Updated on 21 August 2016.|
Kenneth Maxwell "Ken" Wallace, OAM (born 26 July 1983) is an Australian sprint canoeist who has competed since the mid-2000s, winning gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics and at several World Championships.
Born in Gosford, New South Wales, Wallace originally competed in Ironman events and only switched to sprint racing at the age of sixteen. Two years later he was the K-1 1000 m Junior World Champion in Curitiba, Brazil.
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 berth 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).
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