Hannes Aigner (GER)

Hannes Aigner (GER)

Canoe Slalom
Date of birth
19 March 1989
183 cm
75 kg
Augsburg, GER
Army, Athlete
English, German
Higher education
Business Administration - University of Augsburg: Germany


General Interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"The pursuit of perfection, although I am conscious that there is no perfect race course. That is why I find it a challenge to improve myself constantly. After all, the journey is the destination." (teamkanuslalom.de, 31 May 2015)
Other sports
He has competed in the Red Bull Dolomitenmann relay race, in which each team consists of a mountain runner, a paraglider, a whitewater kayaker and a mountain biker. He has also competed in the Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship. (menify.com, 05 Oct 2013)
Other information
In 2014 he made an appearance on the German television programme 'Small v Large - The incredible duel' [Klein gegen Gross - Das unglaubliche Duell]. A boy of age 10 challenged him to the highest number of kayak rolls in a minute. Aigner won the duel with 26 rolls to 25. (akv-online.de, 15 Mar 2014)

International Debut

Competing for
World Championships

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing at age eight in Augsburg, Germany.
Why this sport?
His parents were active in grassroots-level slalom paddling and introduced him to the sport.
Club / Team
Augsburger Kajak Verein: Germany
Name of coach
Thomas Apel [national]; Manfred Scheppach [personal]


Olympic GamesK1Brazil, Rio de Janeiro10 August 20162016Men89.024Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK1England, London1 August 20122012Men94.923Best result
World ChampionshipsK1England, London20 September 20152015Men96.3820Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamEngland, London20 September 20152015Men108.214Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Czech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Men100.455Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamCzech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Men117.457Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Bratislava11 September 20112011Men99.5711Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Bratislava11 September 20112011Men110.791Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Slovenia, Tacen12 September 20102010Men99.3623
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovenia, Tacen12 September 20102010Men101.801Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš14 May 20162016Men92.913Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš14 May 20162016Men161.246Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK1Germany, Markkleeberg30 May 20152015Men145.4914Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamGermany, Markkleeberg30 May 20152015Men105.761Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Poland, Kraków8 June 20132013Men88.2018
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamPoland, Kraków8 June 20132013Men93.012Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Germany, Augsburg12 May 20122012Men96.373Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamGermany, Augsburg12 May 20122012Men109.232Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Spain, La Seu d'Urgell12 June 20112011Men15Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell12 June 20112011Men9Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Cunovo15 August 20102010Men13Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Cunovo14 August 20102010Men108.982Best result
Oceania Open ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith21 February 20162016Men101.7910Latest resultBest result
Oceania Open ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith, NSW26 February 20122012Men107.5810Best result
World CupK111 September 20162016Men30Latest result
World CupK116 August 20152015Men26
World CupK117 August 20142014Men3Best result
World CupK125 August 20132013Men2Best result
World CupK12 September 20122012Men12Best result
World CupK113 August 20112011Men17
World CupK14 July 20102010Men7Best result