WOODS Luke < Back  
Sport Boxing
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 18 May 1992 in Devonport, AUS
Height1.81 m
Weight 64 kg
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport in 2006.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the Commonwealth Games selection trials. (ausport.gov.au, 24 Aug 2010)
Injuries He dislocated his thumb in 2010. He then tore the tendon off the bone after fighting with injury. He was forced to miss the Oceania Games in July 2010. (theadvocate.com.au, 07 Jul 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If I win a medal or not I'll be happy knowing I've given 110 per cent." (theadvocate.com.au, 07 Jul 2010)
Famous relatives His father, Craig Woods, was the 1983 Australian boxing champion. (ausport.gov.au, 24 Aug 2010)
Ambitions To compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and then turn professional. (theadvocate.com.au, 07 Jul 2010)
Other information TRAGEDY
He lost his best mate and sparring partner Jesse Crack in a car accident in early 2010. After qualifying for the 2010 Commonwealth Games he said he has used the tragedy as motivation. "It's made me value life. As soon as it happened, as soon as Jesse passed away, I thought my best mate's just died - I've got to live life to the full." (theadvocate.com.au, 07 Jul 2010)