Daniel Collins

Daniel Collins

1970 -

Kayaker Daniel Collins teamed with Andrew Trim to win two Olympic medals in the men’s K2 500m event, bronze in 1996 and silver in 2000. The pair had made their Olympic debut together in Barcelona, missing the final in both the K2 500m and 1000m events. At their subsequent two Olympic appearances together they concentrated on the 500m event with great success. In Atlanta, the pair led their semi-final before winning their first medal, a bronze, in the final. Four years later in Sydney they again won their semi-final, only to be beaten by a strong Hungarian pair for the gold medal in the final. Collins made it to his fourth Olympics in Athens, finishing fourth with new partner David Rhodes in the men’s K2 1000m. He has since enjoyed success as a high performance manager and fitness expert in sports including cycling, triathlon, netball and Aussie Rules.

Olympic Results