Jo Brigden Jones

DOB 19/04/1988

Born: Sydney
Home: Mona Vale, Australia.
Weapons of Choice: Nelo Sprint Kayak, Bennett Paddles, Oakley Sunglasses

Favourite Vaikobi item: V cold base L/S top. So great for those cold mornings!

World Championships ~ Czech Republic - 9th place K1 500m (2017)
World Cup 3 ~ Serbia - 2nd place K1 1000m and K2 200m (2017)
National Championships ~ Penrith - 1st place K1 200m, 2nd place K1 500m (2017)

Website: www.jobrigdenjones.com

Jo Brigden-Jones is an elite athlete in the sport of sprint kayaking. Since 2004, Jo has respresented Australia every year in international competitions all around the world. Her highlight was racing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London where her K4 crew placed 9th. Racing at the Olympics was an incredible reward for years of commitment and hard work. Jo is one of Australia's most versatile paddlers as she has raced over all sprint distances (200m, 500m & 1000m) in all boat classes (K1, K2 & K4) at various World Championship and World Cup events. Jo has won a World Championship medal and multiple World Cup medals. She also has 36 Australian National Titles to her name. 

After a successful 2018 domestic season of racing, Jo was named on the Australian Kayak Team for a 15th straight year. She is currently training for the international competitions to be held in Europe later this year and is hoping for some great results with her crews in the K2 and K4 500m races. Jo continues to juggle full time work with as much training as she can manage.

In 2016, Jo commenced full time work in her dream career as a paramedic and she has successfully been able to combine her work with training commitments and remain a world class paddler. In the 2017 season Jo won two silver medals at the World Cup in Belgrade, Serbia. Jo then went on to the World Championships and made the A final in the K1 500m event which was phenomenal considering Jo was not able to train full time given her work commitments.

Jo has also dabbled in surf life saving with Manly Life Saving Club, winning an Aussies medal in the female double ski. She also has participated in ocean ski races gaining some good results and has successfully paddled the famous Molokai race in a 6 person outrigger.

It hasn't been all fun and games for Jo, with much heartache and adversity along the way. Jo has injured her shoulder on two occasions, requiring reconstructions on both her left and right shoulders. After months of rehab, Jo made successful comebacks to her sport on both occasions. Jo has also had to deal with non selection after missing out on the 2016 Olympic Team. At the selection trials, Jo won 3 selections races and place second in 3 selection races but still managed to miss out on a place on the Australian Team.

UNISEX / MENS - METRIC SIZES

Size HEIGHT (CM) WEIGHT (KG) CHEST (CM) WAIST (CM) HIPS (CM)
XXS   161 167  54 58 76 81 62 66 78 82
XS   165 172  56 63 82 87 66 70 82 89
S   169  176  61 68 88 96 71 76 90 96
M   174 181  66 73 97 104 77 85 97 102
L   178  185  76 85 106 114 86 95 103 108
XL   183  190  86 95 116 122 96 105 109 115
XXL   187  194  96 105 124 132 106 114 116 122

UNISEX / MENS - IMPERIAL SIZES

Size HEIGHT (Feet + Inches) WEIGHT (Pounds) CHEST (Inches) WAIST (Inches) HIPS (Inches)
XXS   5'3"  5'6"  119 128 30 32 24.5 26 30.5 32.5
XS   5'5"  5'8"  123 139 32 34.5 26 27.5 32.5 35
S   5'7"  5'9"  135 150 34.5 38 28 30 35.5 38
M   5'9"  5'11"  146 161 38 41 30 33.5 38 40
L 5'10"  6'8"  168 187 41.5 45 34 37.5 40.5 42.5
XL 6'  6'3"  190 209 45.5 48 38 41.5 43 45.5
XXL 6'2"  6'4"  121 232 49 52 41.5 55 45.5 48

YOUTH - METRIC SIZES

Size

HEIGHT (CM)

WEIGHT (KG) CHEST (CM) WAIST (CM)     HIPS     (CM)
Y-S 132 139 30 34 60 65 56 61 68 72
Y-M 140 148  33 39 65 71 61 68 72 78
Y-L 147 155  40 47 70 76 67 73 77 84
Y-XL 152 162 47 54 75 82 72 79 83 89

 

YOUTH - IMPERIAL SIZES

Size

HEIGHT (IN)

WEIGHT (LB) CHEST (IN)

WAIST (IN)

    HIPS     (IN)
Y-S 4'3" 4'8" 66 75 24 26 24 26 27 28
Y-M

4'5"

4'8"  73 86 26 28 26 28 28 31
Y-L

4'8"

5'  88 104 28 30 28 30 30 33
Y-XL 5' 5'4" 104 119 30 32 30 32 33 35

Fit Tips

If one of your body measurements is in between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. If your body measurements for hips and waist correspond to two different suggested sizes, order the one indicated by your hip measurement.

How To Measure

WAIST: Measure around the narrowest part (typically where your body bends side to side), keeping the tape horizontal.
HIPS: Measure around the widest part of your hips, keeping the tape horizontal.
CHEST: Measure the fullest area of your chest. Stand up straight and breath normally.

 

 

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