Laurens Pannecoucke (BEL)

Laurens Pannecoucke (BEL)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
19 July 1988
182 cm
82 kg
Zwevegem, BEL
Athlete, Serves in the Army
Dutch, English


General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in K2 1000m at the 2011 World Championships in Szeged, Hungary. (, 15 Jun 2015)
He injured his hip in January 2015. He returned to training two months later. (, 08 Mar 2015)

He injured his elbow in December 2011. (, 20 Jan 2012)
To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Facebook page, 04 Jul 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age nine at the Sobeka club in Zwevegem, Belgium.
Why this sport?
His father was involved in the sport and Pannecoucke wanted to follow him.
Club / Team
Sobeka Zwevegem [KSKZ]: Belgium
Name of coach
Carlos Prendes [national]


Olympic GamesK2 200mEngland, London11 August 20122012Men36.33612Best result
Olympic GamesK2 1000mEngland, London8 August 20122012Men3:13.29810Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Men3:17.34412Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Men13Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Men3:25.4406Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mHungary, Szeged19 August 20112011Men3:21.8924Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men3:41.11122Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 5000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men22:31.10624Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Men3:41.33017Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mGermany, Brandenburg12 July 20142014Men3:31.3086Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho15 June 20132013Men3:19.7229Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mSpain, Trasona3 July 20102010Men3:42.00612Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 5000mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Men20:55.7528Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Men1:43.09624Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak23 August 20152015Men38Latest resultBest result
World CupIndividual Kayak10 August 20142014Men29Best result