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Wyatt Jones

Full name: Wyatt Randall Jones
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: April 1, 1970 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Biography

A Hawai’i native, Wyatt Jones attended the University of Hawai’i and competed for the Hawai’i Canoe and Kayak Club. In 1990 he won three titles in flatwater canoeing at the US Nationals. He also competed that year at the Pan American Games, finishing fourth in C2-1,000.

Unfortunately, Jones is best known for an incident that occurred only a few days before the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. On a beach at Castelldefels, 12 miles south of Barcelona, where the flatwater events were to be held, Jones and US teammate Brad Yim, an alternate to the US team, were playing with some fireworks. They lit what was described as a “professional grade pyrotechnic device” and it fizzled, not taking off, instead exploding on the ground. The device killed Yim, and injured Jones, rupturing his eardrum.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres United States USA AC h2 r2/3

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Gregory Steward Semi-Finals Heat Two 1992-08-06
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Gregory Steward Round One Heat Two 1992-08-04
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