Denis Gargaud chanut (FRA)

FRFrance
Date of birth:
22 July 1987
Languages:
French, English, Spanish 
Federation:
FÉDÉRATION FRANÇAISE DE CANOË-KAYAK ET SPORTS DE PAGAIE (FFCK)
Denis Gargaud Chanut Fance Rio 2016 Olympic Gold Medallist

Biography

Further Personal Information

PLACE OF RESIDENCE
Marseille
OCCUPATION
CEO of Mulebar & co (energy bar company)
HIGHER EDUCATION
Kedge Business school master of managment 
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
in 2000 in Marseille 
REASON FOR TAKING UP THE SPORT
My Cousin Charly Chassigneux was a C1 Paddler in Youth French team and i was fan!
HOBBIES
Everything that brings me joy!
CLUB
Marseille Mazargues Canoe Kayak
NAME OF COACH
Benoit Peschier
NATIONALITY OF YOUR COACH
French
SINCE WHEN HAVE YOU BEEN COACHED BY HIM/ HER?
2015
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT YEAR
2006
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COUNTRY
Spain
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COMPETITION
World Cup
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT LOCATION
La Seu D'Urgell
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
I guess my World title in C1 on Michal Martikan's home course in 2011 was incredible. But I feel the same every time I win a world cup or a  challenged race. 
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN CAREER
Beber, Miryam Fox's Father who is my mentor since i start paddling. Then Jean Yves Cheutin who brought me to the top level.
HERO/IDOL
I have models to follow but not idol.
SPORTING PHILOSOPHY/ MOTTO
Respect your competitor and yourself by giving the best you can!
FAVOURITE PADDLING COURSE
Sydney, Bratislava, Augsburg, Seu D'Urgell
FAVOURITE FOOD
spicy, mediteranean, italian...
FAVOURITE MUSIC
Depending the moment.
AMBITIONS
Stop my professional career at MY top level!  Really tough i suppose.
OTHER SPORTS
swimming, running, skiing