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Ian Wynne

Full name: Ian Wynne
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (184 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: November 30, 1973 in Sevenoaks, Kent, Great Britain
Affiliations: Royal Canoe Club, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

As a youngster Ian Wynne excelled as a swimmer and it was not until he was 19 that he made a decision to concentrate on canoeing. He moved between the K-1, K-2 and K-4 classes for most of his career and only made a full time switch to the K-1 class at the age of 30 in the Olympic year of 2004. Wynne made an immediate impression by medals in both the 500 and 1,000 metres at the 2004 European Championships and was chosen for the former event for the Athens Olympic as well as the K-2 1,000 with partner Paul Darby-Dowman. Although the pair were finalists in Athens it was in his solo event that Wynne captured an Olympic medal when finishing third fractionally ahead of a Norwegian rival. He hit the headlines again by setting a record for crossing the English Channel in a kayak in 2007. Wynne later accepted a position as a coach to the British canoe team specializing in the 1,000 metre distance. His brother Anthony was also a canoeing and competed at world championship level.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 500 metres Great Britain GBR 4 h3r2/3
2004 Summer 30 Athina Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 500 metres Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
2004 Summer 30 Athina Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres Great Britain GBR 7

Men's Kayak Singles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Canoeing Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Three 4 1:41.486
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Canoeing Great Britain Round One Heat One 2 QU 1:42.779
2004 Summer 30 Athina Canoeing Great Britain Final Round 3 1:38.547 4
2004 Summer 30 Athina Canoeing Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:38.911 5
2004 Summer 30 Athina Canoeing Great Britain Round One Heat Two 1 QU 1:37.341 8

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T L
2004 Summer 30 Athina Canoeing Great Britain GBR Paul Darby-Dowman Final Round 2004-08-27 3:20.848 6
2004 Summer 30 Athina Canoeing Great Britain GBR Paul Darby-Dowman Round One Heat Two 2004-08-23 3:10.819 7