Giovanni De Gennaro (ITA)

Giovanni De Gennaro (ITA)

Canoe Slalom
Date of birth
21 July 1992
185 cm
80 kg
Roncadelle, ITA
Athlete, Police Officer
English, Italian


General Interest

Playing music with friends, rafting. (, 01 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Gianni Zanardello. (, 13 Sep 2013)
Famous relatives
His brother Riccardo De Gennaro has represented Italy in canoe slalom World Cup events. Riccardo's wife, Stefanie Horn, will compete for Italy in canoe slalom at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Sep 2015;, 13 Aug 2015;, 01 Jul 2016)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling at age eight at Canoe Club Brescia in Italy.
Why this sport?
His father encouraged him and his brother to try the sport.
Club / Team
GS Forestale: Italy
Name of coach
Pierpaolo Ferrazzi [national], ITA
Training Regime
He trains up to five hours a day during the most intense stage of preparation.


Olympic GamesK1Brazil, Rio de Janeiro10 August 20162016Men91.777Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK1England, London20 September 20152015Men94.5712Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamEngland, London20 September 20152015Men122.4812Best result
World ChampionshipsK1United States, McHenry, MD20 September 20142014Men106.856Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamUnited States, McHenry, MD20 September 20142014Men125.975Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Czech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Men153.7310Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamCzech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Men109.601Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Bratislava11 September 20112011Men93.3745Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Bratislava11 September 20112011Men112.443Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš14 May 20162016Men97.9016Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš14 May 20162016Men172.539Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK1Germany, Markkleeberg30 May 20152015Men103.6312Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamGermany, Markkleeberg30 May 20152015Men109.813Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Austria, Vienna31 May 20142014Men140.0729Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamAustria, Vienna31 May 20142014Men150.3514Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Poland, Kraków8 June 20132013Men84.345Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamPoland, Kraków8 June 20132013Men103.938Best result
Oceania Open ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith21 February 20162016Men88.4323Latest resultBest result
Oceania Open ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith, NSW26 February 20122012Men58Best result
World CupK111 September 20162016Men9Latest resultBest result
World CupK116 August 20152015Men20Best result
World CupK117 August 20142014Men30Best result
World CupK125 August 20132013Men39Best result
World CupK12 September 20122012Men45Best result
World CupK113 August 20112011Men22Best result