Arnaud Hybois (FRA)

Arnaud Hybois (FRA)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
26 January 1982
178 cm
74 kg
Toulouse, FRA
English, French


General Interest

Mountain biking, skiing. (, 14 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in both the K2 200m and K4 1000m at the 2010 World Championships in Poznan, Poland. (, 14 Jun 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named Breton [resident of Brittany region] of the Year in 2010 by French newspaper Le Telegramme. (, 26 Dec 2011)
Other sports
He was a world and European champion in wildwater canoeing. (, 2011)
Other information
He used the disappointment of finishing fourth at the 2012 Olympic Games in London as motivation to train for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "The disappointment of finishing fourth in London [alongside Sebastien Jouve] and the desire to win a medal gave me the strength and energy to continue for this Olympiad." (FFCKTV's dailymotion's channel, 02 Jul 2015)

He became the first French sprint paddler to win two gold medals [K2 200m and K4 1000m] at the same world championships at the 2010 edition in Poznan, Poland. (, 26 Dec 2011)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling at age eight at the Club Nautique de Baud in France. He took up canoe sprint in 2007, having previously competed in wildwater canoeing at elite level.
Why this sport?
"I started off wildwater paddling, and at my first world championships I was a little shocked to find myself on top of the podium in K1. Two years later I won another silver medal. But it wasn't an Olympic event, so in 2007 I changed discipline with the dream in my head to go to the Olympics."
Club / Team
Club Nautique de Baud: France
Name of coach
Jean Pascal Crochet


Olympic GamesK2 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Men3:19.41510Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro20 August 20162016Men3:07.4887Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK2 200mEngland, London11 August 20122012Men35.0124Best result
Olympic GamesK1 500mChina, Beijing23 August 20082008Men1:43.55912
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Men3:13.0996Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men34.56312
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Men3:10.65011Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men2:24.3482Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men35.59912
World ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men1:41.8023Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men31.9401Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mHungary, Szeged20 August 20112011Men3:10.94020
World ChampionshipsK2 200mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men31.5321Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men2:54.1031Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men2:31.88311Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men1:30.9415Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Men3:18.1636Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men2:29.6143Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Men33.2015Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Men11Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men3:01.8367Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK1 200mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men38.41513
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Brandenburg12 July 20142014Men3:07.3062Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 200mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men35.9776Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men31.9404Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men1:27.0941Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Men32.4027Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSpain, Trasona3 July 20102010Men2:55.6515Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Men1:29.7787Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Brandenburg27 June 20092009Men3:17.3418Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Men1:45.5756Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Men3:07.4848Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Men34.7027Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Men10
World CupIndividual Kayak1 September 20132013Men17