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Bradley WOODWARD
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Australia   
GenderMen
Born05 Jul 1998 in Wyong, AUS
Height1.86 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sydney, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Construction Management - Australian Catholic University: Australia
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Mingara Aquatic Swim Club [AUS] / New South Wales Institute of Sport [AUS]:
General Interest
Nicknames
Brad, Woody (Instagram profile, 16 Jun 2020; Mingara Aquatic Facebook page, 14 Mar 2020)
Hobbies
Surfing, watching television. (coastsport.com.au, 05 Nov 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver medals in the 100m and 200m backstroke events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (swimming.org.au, 01 Sep 2018)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Ky Hurst [because he also comes from the Central Coast region of Australia], US swimmer Aaron Peirsol. (swimming.org.au, 01 Sep 2018)
Injuries
In 2019 his training was disrupted by a shoulder injury that also prevented him from competing at the 2019 Australian Championships. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 12 May 2019)

He suffered a broken ankle in 2016 and needed three months to recover. (coastsport.com.au, 05 Nov 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you're not working hard somewhere, someone else is and when they meet you, they will beat you." (swimming.org.au, 01 Sep 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in life saving and open water swimming. He won gold, silver and bronze medals in life saving at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland, and competed in the 10km open water swimming event at the 2013 Australian Championships at Lake Macquarie, New South Wales. (coastsport.com.au, 05 Nov 2018; swimming.org.au, 01 Sep 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 25 Feb 2020)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2019 he began studying for a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy at Western Sydney University in Australia. "My life goal is to become a physio so that I can continue to be involved in the sport I love so much." (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2019; coastsport.com.au, 05 Nov 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Backstroke 1:58.31
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Backstroke 54.41
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 1:58.42
3 2019 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 25.35
2 2019 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 54.66
1 2019 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:46.77
1 2019 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:29.55
46 2018   Overall Ranking  
3 2018 Beijing, CHN 100m Backstroke 51.91
7 2018 Beijing, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:46.38
3 2018 Beijing, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:51.92
6 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Backstroke 1:53.09
5 2018 Singapore, SGP 50m Backstroke 24.15
6 2018 Singapore, SGP 100m Backstroke 51.77
8 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Freestyle 1:48.61
8 2018 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:52.81
6 2017 Beijing, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:52.95