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Paul MacDonald

Full name: Christopher Paul MacDonald
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (179 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: January 8, 1960 in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

Paul MacDonald was a key figure in the small but effective New Zealand canoeing force of the 1980s. He won three Olympic gold medals plus a silver and a bronze and won three world titles. He and Ian Ferguson were a dominant and determined pair at canoeing regattas through the 80s – they won the k2 500m in Los Angeles and Seoul, and combined with Grant Bramwell and Alan Thompson to win the k4 title in 1984. Their careers continued through to the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, when they were still good enough to make the final of the k2 1000m. MacDonald took over the k1 from Ferguson in 1987 when he won the world title and he was third at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. MacDonald also represented New Zealand in surf lifesaving and captained a world surf lifesaving team in 1985.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres New Zealand NZL 1 Gold
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Canoeing Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres New Zealand NZL 1 Gold OB
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 500 metres New Zealand NZL 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres New Zealand NZL 1 Gold
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres New Zealand NZL 2 Silver
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres New Zealand NZL 6 h2r3/4
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres New Zealand NZL 8

Men's Kayak Singles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing New Zealand Final Round 3 1:46.46
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing New Zealand Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:43.33
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing New Zealand Round One Heat One 2 QU 1:41.65

Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Canoeing New Zealand NZL Ian Ferguson Final Round 1984-08-10 1:34.21
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Canoeing New Zealand NZL Ian Ferguson Semi-Finals Heat One 1984-08-08 1:36.10
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Canoeing New Zealand NZL Ian Ferguson Round One Heat One 1984-08-06 1:36.82
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing New Zealand NZL Ian Ferguson Final Round 1988-09-30 1:33.98
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing New Zealand NZL Ian Ferguson Semi-Finals Heat Three 1988-09-28 1:33.81
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing New Zealand NZL Ian Ferguson Round One Heat Three 1988-09-26 1:32.32
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing New Zealand NZL Ian Ferguson Semi-Finals Heat Two 1992-08-05 1:31.02
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing New Zealand NZL Ian Ferguson Repêchage Heat One 1992-08-03 1:32.28
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing New Zealand NZL Ian Ferguson Round One Heat Two 1992-08-03 1:36.43

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing New Zealand NZL Ian Ferguson Final Round 1988-10-01 3:32.71
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing New Zealand NZL Ian Ferguson Semi-Finals Heat Two 1988-09-29 3:23.13
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing New Zealand NZL Ian Ferguson Round One Heat Two 1988-09-27 3:20.44
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing New Zealand NZL Ian Ferguson Final Round 1992-08-08 3:26.84
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing New Zealand NZL Ian Ferguson Semi-Finals Heat Two 1992-08-06 3:19.89
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing New Zealand NZL Ian Ferguson Round One Heat Three 1992-08-04 3:18.47

Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date T
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Canoeing New Zealand NZL Final Round 1984-08-11 3:02.28
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Canoeing New Zealand NZL Semi-Finals Heat One 1984-08-09 3:05.67
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Canoeing New Zealand NZL Round One Heat One 1984-08-07 3:05.99