Nico Bettge (GER)

Nico Bettge (GER)

Canoe Slalom
Date of birth
15 May 1980
173 cm
73 kg
Magdeburg, GER
Police Officer
English, German


General Interest

Snowboarding, scuba diving, tennis, inline skating. (, 17 May 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in C1 at the 2011 World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia. (, 17 May 2015)
Hero / Idol
German slalom paddler Martin Lang, Czech slalom paddler Lukas Pollert. (, 17 May 2015)
A shoulder injury meant he was unable to compete at the 2014 World Cup Final in Augsburg, Germany, and the 2014 World Championships in Deep Creek, MD, United States. (, 12 Sep 2014;, 08 Aug 2014)
To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 17 Apr 2014)

International Debut

Competing for
European Championships

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried paddling in 1987. He entered his first competition in 1995.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by his father. "I am fascinated by the challenge of whitewater."
Club / Team
Leipziger KC: Germany
Name of coach
Michael Trummer [national]; Henrik Bettge [father]


World ChampionshipsC1England, London20 September 20152015Men102.9822
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamEngland, London20 September 20152015Men110.212Best result
World ChampionshipsC1Slovakia, Bratislava11 September 20112011Men103.832Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamSlovakia, Bratislava11 September 20112011Men114.952Best result
World ChampionshipsC1Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu22 September 20072007Men199.956Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamBrazil, Foz do Iguaçu21 September 20072007Men214.402Best result
World ChampionshipsC1Czech Republic, Prague6 August 20062006Men217.319Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamCzech Republic, Prague5 August 20062006Men233.241Best result
World ChampionshipsC1Australia, Penrith1 October 20052005Men11
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamAustralia, Penrith3 October 20052005Men229.902Best result
World ChampionshipsC1France, Bourg-Saint-Maurice25 August 20022002Men22
World ChampionshipsC1 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell9 September 19991999Men121.872Best result
European ChampionshipsC2Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 May 20162016Men113.233Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsC2 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 May 20162016Men142.393Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsC1Germany, Markkleeberg30 May 20152015Men105.1514
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamGermany, Markkleeberg30 May 20152015Men122.386Best result
European ChampionshipsC1Germany, Augsburg12 May 20122012Men12
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamGermany, Augsburg12 May 20122012Men111.582Best result
European ChampionshipsC1Spain, La Seu d'Urgell12 June 20112011Men21
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell12 June 20112011Men112.302Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamEngland, Nottingham30 May 20092009Men99.103Best result
European ChampionshipsC1Poland, Kraków10 May 20082008Men12
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamPoland, Kraków9 May 20082008Men222.783Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 June 20072007Men215.572Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamFrance, L'Argentière-la-Bessée30 June 20062006Men252.061Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamSlovenia, Tacen24 June 20052005Men227.572Best result
European ChampionshipsC1FYR Macedonia, Skopje6 June 20042004Men201.433Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamSlovakia, Bratislava12 July 20022002Men254.817
European ChampionshipsC1 TeamCzech Republic, Roudnice nad Labem23 August 19981998Men118.932Best result
Oceania Open ChampionshipsC2Australia, Penrith20 February 20162016Men118.6513Latest result
Oceania Open ChampionshipsC1Australia, Penrith, NSW25 February 20122012Men18
Pan American ChampionshipsC1Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu18 March 20072007Men196.222Best result
World CupC111 September 20162016Men20Latest result
World CupC211 September 20162016Men6Latest result
World CupC116 August 20152015Men13
World CupC216 August 20152015Men21
World CupC117 August 20142014Men44
World CupC217 August 20142014Men24
World CupC125 August 20132013Men38
World CupC12 September 20122012Men5Best result
World CupC113 August 20112011Men12
World CupC14 July 20102010Men27
World CupC16 July 20082008Men16
World CupC115 July 20072007Men1Best result
World CupC111 June 20062006Men2Best result
World CupC124 July 20052005Men14
World CupC125 July 20042004Men10
World CupC13 October 19991999Men20