Olivier Cauwenbergh (BEL)

Olivier Cauwenbergh (BEL)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
15 March 1987
171 cm
71 kg
Mechelen, BEL
Dutch, English, French
Higher education
Communications Management, Human Movement Studies, Information Technology, Physical Education - KU Leuven/Thomas More Mechelen: Belgium


General Interest

Awards and honours
In March 2010 he was named Sportsman of the Year in Mechelen, Belgium. (LinkedIn profile, Oct 2014)
To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (standaard.be, 02 Jun 2013)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1995.
Why this sport?
His brother took him to an introductory class. "From that moment on I didn't like football anymore. I directly wanted to start canoeing. My parents gave me the green light, so I quit football and started canoeing."
Club / Team
KCC Mechelen: Belgium
Name of coach
Carlos Prendes [national], ESP


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 ChampionshipsK2 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men3:18.05810Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Men3:18.3177Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Men37.64714Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Men1:41.45322Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mHungary, Szeged20 August 20062006Men33.9888Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho15 June 20132013Men3:19.7229Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Brandenburg27 June 20092009Men3:14.8824Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Men17Best result