​​​​​​​LUUKA JONES (Silver Medalist Rio 2016)

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

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Luuka Jones is aiming for her fifth Olympic Games at Paris 2024

The Tauranga born paddler won a historic silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Jones qualified seventh for the K1-final, finishing with a stunning run down the 24-gate 242m course in a time of 101.28s. It was New Zealand's first ever Olympic medal in canoe slalom. At Tokyo 2020 Jones finished 6th in K1.


  • World Cup Silver Medalist (La Seu) 2021

  • ​​​​​​​Olympic Games Tokyo 6th 2021

  • World Championships Bronze Medallist 2019

  • Olympic Games Rio Silver Medallist 2016

  • World Cup Silver Medallist (Bratislava) 2019

  • Olympic Test Event Bronze Medallist 2019

  • Sport BOP International Sportsperson of the year 2019

​New Zealand Olympic Team 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020

  • 7th World Championships 2018

  • 4th World Championships 2017

  • 11th World Championships, 2015 

  • 10th World Championships, 2014

  • 14th London Olympics 2012

  • 8 x National Champion

  • NZs first female Canoe Slalom Olympian