Rene Holten Poulsen (DEN)

René Poulsen (DEN)

DKDenmark
Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
28 November 1988
Height
189 cm
Weight
90 kg
Residence
Bagsværd, DEN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Danish, English
Higher education
Trade - Carpenter - Copenhagen Technical School: Denmark

Biography

General Interest

Nicknames
Polle, Powerhouse Poulsen (renepoulsen.com, 01 Mar 2016; NOC, 30 Jul 2008)
Hobbies
Photography, listening to music. (Linkedin profile, 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the K2 1000m at the 2008 European Championships in Milan, Italy. (baku2015.com, 16 Jun 2015)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian sprint paddler Knut Holman, Danish sprint paddlers Lars Koch and Eirik Veraas Larsen. (Athlete, 21 Sep 2005)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be the best you can be." (redbull.com, 01 Jun 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named Sportsman of the Year at the 2015 World Paddle Awards. (worldpaddleawards.com, 12 Mar 2016)

He was presented with the Arets Sportsnavn award in 2015. This is presented to the Danish Athlete of the Year by the Danish Athletic Association and Jyllands-Postens. (fyens.dk, 09 Jan 2016)

He was presented with the BT Gold award in 2015. The award is voted on by the top 40 athletes of the year in Denmark. (bt.dk, 09 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To become an Olympic champion. (renepoulsen.com, 01 Mar 2016)
Other information
AMBASSADOR
He was named an athlete ambassador for the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. (fie.org, 27 Mar 2015)

International Debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Denmark
Tournament
European Championships Sprint
Location
Bulgaria

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling at age 12.
Club / Team
Maribo Kayak Club: Denmark
Name of coach
Zoltan Bako [national], HUN
Training Regime
He paddles at the national training centre in Bagsvaerd, Denmark. "I train up to three times a day, seven days a week. I spend about three months abroad each year on training camps and competitions."

Results

CompetitionEventLocationDateSeasonGenderResultRankMentions
Olympic GamesK1 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro16 August 20162016Men3:36.8406Latest result
Olympic GamesK1 1000mEngland, London8 August 20122012Men3:29.4834Best result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mEngland, London9 August 20122012Men2:56.5425Best result
Olympic GamesK2 500mChina, Beijing23 August 20082008Men1:30.5695Best result
Olympic GamesK2 1000mChina, Beijing22 August 20082008Men3:13.5802Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men1:39.4071Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Men3:25.8151Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 5000mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men20:31.644Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015MenDSQ39
World ChampionshipsK1 500mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men1:39.1901Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Men3:26.4823Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men1:41.6282Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Men3:46.8805Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mHungary, Szeged19 August 20112011Men3:46.29910
World ChampionshipsK1 5000mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men21:57.92019
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mHungary, Szeged20 August 20112011Men2:53.9809
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men3:31.8804Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men1:40.7068
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Men3:39.7409
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Duisburg11 August 20072007Men12
European ChampionshipsK1 500mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Men1:39.1842Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mRussia, Moscow25 June 20162016Men3:32.2962Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK1 5000mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Men20:11.872Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mRussia, Moscow25 June 20162016Men3:17.9568Latest result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men1:41.5041Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mCzech Republic, Racice2 May 20152015Men3:35.0802Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 5000mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men20:01.6501Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mCzech Republic, Racice2 May 20152015Men3:20.0124
European ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men1:41.3822Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mGermany, Brandenburg12 July 20142014Men3:28.7112Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 5000mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men19:48.8902Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men1:41.5061Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho15 June 20132013Men3:27.2251Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 5000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men20:05.1023
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mCroatia, Zagreb23 June 20122012Men3:29.3262Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men2:51.9471Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mSerbia, Belgrade18 June 20112011Men3:27.6156
European ChampionshipsK1 5000mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Men21:04.9083
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mSpain, Trasona3 July 20102010Men3:35.2283
European ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Men1:37.9865
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mGermany, Brandenburg27 June 20092009Men3:31.8203
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mItaly, Milan17 May 20082008Men3:16.0031Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Men3:08.0529
World CupIndividual Kayak5 June 20162016Men3Latest resultBest result
World CupIndividual Kayak23 August 20152015Men5
World CupIndividual Kayak10 August 20142014Men3Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak1 September 20132013Men2Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak3 June 20122012Men9
World CupIndividual Kayak21 August 20112011Men6
World CupIndividual Kayak22 August 20102010Men10
World CupIndividual Kayak7 June 20092009Men4