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Olympic Information


Recent Performances

  • 15th (C1) - 2012 Oceania Championships (Penrith, Australia)
  • 15th (C2) - 2012 Oceania Championships (Penrith, Australia)
  • 24th (C1) - 2012 Australian Open (Penrith, Australia)
  • 23rd (C1) - 2011 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Bratislava, Slovakia)
  • 32nd (C2) - 2011 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Bratislava, Slovakia)
  • 20th (C1) - 2011 World Cup 3 (Markkleeberg, Germany)
  • 16th (C2) - 2011 World Cup 3 (Markkleeberg, Germany)
  • 13th (C1) - 2011 World Cup 2 (L'Argentiere la Bessee, France)

Career Highlights

  • Coming 7th at the 2005 World Championships in Penrith just two weeks after returning from an injury that sidelined me for over five months.
  • Qualifying Australia an Olympic berth at the 2003 World Championships final after placing 3rd in the semi-final
  • Winning a bronze medal at the 2005 World Freestyle Championships in Penrith, NSW.

Interesting Facts

  • Realising the London Olympic dream, is a case of fourth time lucky for Kynan Maley. After 12 years of campaigning, the 30-year-old secured Olympic selection in the men's C1 and C2 events.
  • In 2004 Maley had earned Australia the Olympic C1 quota place but fellow West Australian Robin Bell earned selection for the position. Bell went on to win bronze in Beijing and retired after this his third Olympic campaign. Maley seized the opportunity to claim Australia's C1 spot in London with a series of top 20 performances in 2011.
  • Maley becomes the first Australian man to compete in both the single and double slalom canoe events at the same Games.
  • Maley and WA Institute of Sport partner Robin Jeffery combined in the C2 in 2011. Their breakthrough performance was at the 2011 World Cup race in Tacen, Slovenia where they qualified for their first World Cup C2 final and finished 8th.


Years on national team



Mike Druce (1999 - current)
Yann le Pennec (2009 - current)

Primary Training Base

Penrith, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Dee Why, Australia


Swan Canoe Club (WA, Australia)

WA Institute of Sport, Perth
Australian Institute of Sport/ National Centre of Excellence



North Fremantle Primary (WA, Australia) and Claremont Primary (WA, Australia)


Hollywood Senior High School (WA, Australia)


Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) - University of Sydney (2001 - 2008)

Canoe/Kayak - Slalom Team

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