Alexander Grimm (GER)

Alexander Grimm (GER)

DEGermany
Canoe Slalom
Date of birth
06 September 1986
Height
189 cm
Weight
90 kg
Residence
Augsburg, GER
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Mechanical Engineering - Augsburg University of Applied Sciences: Germany

Biography

General Interest

Nicknames
Alex (Athlete, 29 Sep 2005)
Hobbies
Mountain biking, sailing, cycling, snowboarding, riding his motorbike. (Facebook page, 01 Jun 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in K1 at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (teamkanuslalom.de, 30 Aug 2015)
Hero / Idol
German slalom paddler Oliver Fix. (teamkanuslalom.de, 30 Aug 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The starting point of all achievement is desire." (Facebook page, 01 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2008 Augsburg Male Athlete of the Year in Germany. (augsburger-allgemeine.de, 28 Jan 2009)

He was awarded the Silbernen Lorbeerblatt [Silver Laurel Leaf] in recognition of his achievements at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (stimme.de, 20 Nov 2008)
Famous relatives
His sister Michaela Grimm has represented Germany in canoe slalom. She won bronze in C1 at the 2012 European Championships in Augsburg, Germany. (focus.de, 12 May 2012; augsburger-allgemeine.de, 29 Jun 2010)
Ambitions
To compete at the Olympic Games, and to win a medal at the world championships. (grimm-alexander.de, 29 Nov 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling in 1995 in Augsburg, Germany.
Why this sport?
He is fascinated by whitewater paddling.
Club / Team
Kanu Schwaben Augsburg: Germany
Name of coach
Thomas Apel [national]; Michael Trummer [national]
Training Regime
He spends about 200 days a year training. His sessions on the water last for 90 minutes.

Results

CompetitionEventLocationDateSeasonGenderResultRankMentions
Olympic GamesK1China, Beijing12 August 20082008Men171.701Best result
World ChampionshipsK1England, London20 September 20152015Men93.035Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamEngland, London20 September 20152015Men108.214Best result
World ChampionshipsK1United States, McHenry, MD20 September 20142014Men111.5528
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamUnited States, McHenry, MD20 September 20142014Men222.0316
World ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Bratislava11 September 20112011Men100.425Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Bratislava11 September 20112011Men110.791Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Slovenia, Tacen12 September 20102010Men147.4335
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovenia, Tacen12 September 20102010Men101.801Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Spain, La Seu d'Urgell13 September 20092009Men90.0629
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell12 September 20092009Men101.355Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu22 September 20072007Men102.0028
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamBrazil, Foz do Iguaçu21 September 20072007Men204.961Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Czech Republic, Prague5 August 20062006Men211.9610
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamCzech Republic, Prague4 August 20062006Men239.188Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith2 October 20052005Men13
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamAustralia, Penrith3 October 20052005Men252.5413
European ChampionshipsK1Germany, Markkleeberg30 May 20152015Men92.072Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamGermany, Markkleeberg30 May 20152015Men105.761Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Austria, Vienna31 May 20142014Men86.896Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamAustria, Vienna31 May 20142014Men96.271Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Spain, La Seu d'Urgell12 June 20112011Men96.656Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell12 June 20112011Men9
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Cunovo15 August 20102010Men92.095Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Cunovo14 August 20102010Men108.982Best result
European ChampionshipsK1England, Nottingham31 May 20092009Men13
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamEngland, Nottingham30 May 20092009Men94.702Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš17 June 20072007Men207.957
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 June 20072007Men208.632Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamFrance, L'Argentière-la-Bessée1 July 20062006Men242.853Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovenia, Tacen25 June 20052005Men211.862Best result
Oceania Open ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith21 February 20162016Men95.716Latest resultBest result
Oceania Open ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith, NSW26 February 20122012Men92.602Best result
Pan American ChampionshipsK1Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu18 March 20072007Men186.903Best result
World CupK111 September 20162016Men16Latest result
World CupK116 August 20152015Men34
World CupK117 August 20142014Men7
World CupK113 August 20112011Men16
World CupK14 July 20102010Men10
World CupK13 August 20092009Men6
World CupK16 July 20082008Men165
World CupK115 July 20072007Men3Best result
World CupK111 June 20062006Men2Best result
World CupK124 July 20052005Men17
Oceania Open ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith23 February 20142014Men11