Melanie Gebhardt (GER)

Melanie Gebhardt (GER)

DEGermany
Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
31 March 1994
Height
174 cm
Weight
72 kg
Residence
Leipzig, GER
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Higher education
Education, Pedagogy

Biography

General Interest

Awards and honours
In 2014 she was named Female Talent of the Year in the province of Saxony, Germany. (pulstreiber.de, 12 Jan 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (frankenpost.de, 18 Jun 2015)

International Debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Germany
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Racice

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age eight in Hof, Germany.
Why this sport?
Summer courses were organised for young people to experience different sports in the city where she grew up. She tried canoeing and loved it right away.
Club / Team
SC DHfK Leipzig: Germany
Name of coach
Kay Vesely [national], GER

Results

CompetitionEventLocationDateSeasonGenderResultRankMentions
World ChampionshipsK1 500mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Women1:55.64115Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK1 5000mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Women23:17.7110Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Women3:54.7647Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 5000mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Women23:25.3124Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak23 August 20152015Women21Latest resultBest result