Dean Woods

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameDean Anthony•Woods
Used nameDean•Woods
Born22 June 1966 in Wangaratta, Victoria (AUS)
Died3 March 2022
Measurements184 cm / 72 kg
Affiliations?, Victoria, (AUS)
NOC Australia

Biography

Dean, brother of Olympic mountain biker Rob Woods, was a three-time track cycling Olympian. He won the gold medal with the Australian pursuit team at Los Angeles in 1984 and two more bronze medals in 1988 and 1992. He also earned the silver medal in the individual pursuit in 1988 at Seoul. At the Commonwealth Games he won an additional five medals - three gold, one silver and one bronze - in 1986 and 1994. He later owned a bicycle shop and died in 2022 after a long battle with cancer at the age of only 55 years. In 1985 he was awarded the Order of Australia medal for service to cycling.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) AUS Dean Woods
Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Australia 1 Gold
1988 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) AUS Dean Woods
Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Australia 3 Bronze
1996 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) AUS Dean Woods
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Australia 3 Bronze

Olympic family relations

Special Notes