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David Ford

Biography

Getting to know…

  • Was the first Canadian, or North American, in the sport to win a World Cup gold (1992)
  • His great uncle, Monty Ford, won an Olympic gold medal as a member of 1952 Edmonton Mercuries hockey team

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
1992 Barcelona Canoe-Kayak - SlalomK-1 - Men15
1996 Atlanta Canoe-Kayak - SlalomK-1 - Men15
2000 Sydney Canoe-Kayak - SlalomK-1 - Men22
2004 Athens Canoe-Kayak - SlalomK-1 - Men4
2008 Beijing Canoe-Kayak - SlalomK-1 - Men6

Notable International Results

  • Five-time Olympian
  • Best Olympic finish was 4th in 2004
  • 1999 world slalom champion – the only Canadian to ever win the title
  • 2003 World Championships silver medallist
  • 24-year veteran of the Canadian team
  • Named the 2003 Male Athlete of the Year at the Canadian Sport Awards