Sebastian Brendel (GER)

Sebastian Brendel (GER)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
12 March 1988
192 cm
92 kg
Marital status
* unknown *
Partner Romy, daughter Hanna [2010], son Edwin [2013]
Potsdam, GER
Athlete, Police Officer
English, German


General Interest

Spending time with family. (, 01 Apr 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the C1 1000m at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (, 01 Apr 2015)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (, 01 Apr 2015)
Awards and honours
He received the 2015 Kienbaum Award from the German Olympic Committee [DOSB] in recognition of his diligence during training and for being a positive example to young people. (, 05 Jun 2015)

He was named the 2015 Champion of the Year in Germany. (Facebook page, 29 May 2016;, 02 Oct 2015)

He was named Male Athlete of the Year in Brandenburg, Germany, in 2012, 2014 and 2015. (, 14 Dec 2015;, 13 Dec 2014)

He received the Silbernen Lorbeerblatt [Silver Laurel Leaf] in 2012. It is the highest state sports award in Germany. (, 07 Nov 2012)

International Debut

Competing for

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age eight in Schwedt, Germany. After three years he moved to Potsdam in order to attend a school for talented athletes.
Why this sport?
He tried football, karate and athletics before he decided to take up canoe sprint.
Club / Team
KC Potsdam: Germany
Name of coach
Ralph Welke [club, national], GER; Reiner Kiessler [national], GER


World CupIndividual Canadian3 June 20122012Men1Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian22 August 20102010Men2Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian1 September 20132013Men1Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian21 August 20112011Men1Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian3 June 20072007Men12
World CupIndividual Canadian29 June 20082008Men7
World CupIndividual Canadian7 June 20092009Men6
Olympic GamesC1 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro16 August 20162016Men3:56.9261Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesC2 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro20 August 20162016Men3:43.9121Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesC1 200mEngland, London11 August 20122012Men47.29516
Olympic GamesC1 1000mEngland, London8 August 20122012Men3:47.1761Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 500mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men1:57.0018
World ChampionshipsC1 1000mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Men3:48.9561Best result
World ChampionshipsCanoe Single (C1) 5000mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men23:03.3201Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 500mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men1:49.4332Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 1000mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Men3:44.5781Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 5000mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Men23:09.9731Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 4 x 200m RelayRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men2:50.3384Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 1000mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Men4:10.3652Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 5000mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men22:17.8641Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 4 x 200m RelayGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men2:50.2052Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 200mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men41.45210
World ChampionshipsC1 1000mHungary, Szeged19 August 20112011MenDNF41
World ChampionshipsC1 4 x 200m RelayHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men2:48.4733Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men1:52.9378
World ChampionshipsC1 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men3:53.8373Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 4 x 200m RelayPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men2:52.9836
World ChampionshipsC1 200mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men46.55417
World ChampionshipsC1 500mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men1:51.3204Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 1000mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Men4:00.2153Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 4 x 200m RelayCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men2:52.4854Best result
World ChampionshipsC4 500mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Men1:31.4972Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 1000mRussia, Moscow25 June 20162016Men3:51.2481Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsC1 500mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men1:55.0207
European ChampionshipsC1 1000mCzech Republic, Racice2 May 20152015Men3:55.2961Best result
European ChampionshipsCanoe Single (C1) 5000mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men22:58.1001Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 500mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men1:50.5912
European ChampionshipsC1 1000mGermany, Brandenburg12 July 20142014Men3:54.8221Best result
European ChampionshipsCanoe Single (C1) 5000mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men21:48.8201Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 1000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho15 June 20132013Men3:56.8916
European ChampionshipsCanoe Single (C1) 5000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men22:57.5831Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 200mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012MenDNS20
European ChampionshipsC1 1000mCroatia, Zagreb23 June 20122012Men3:50.7261Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 200mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Men40.7495
European ChampionshipsC1 1000mSerbia, Belgrade18 June 20112011Men3:47.1551Best result
European ChampionshipsCanoe Single (C1) 5000mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Men24:07.3831Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 1000mSpain, Trasona3 July 20102010Men3:59.1061Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 200mGermany, Brandenburg26 June 20092009Men41.3185
European ChampionshipsC1 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Men1:50.6113
European ChampionshipsC1 1000mGermany, Brandenburg27 June 20092009Men3:52.8542
European ChampionshipsC1 4 x 200m RelayGermany, Brandenburg26 June 20092009Men2:51.0962
European ChampionshipsC1 500mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Men1:56.4352
European ChampionshipsC1 1000mItaly, Milan17 May 20082008Men4:00.9893
European ChampionshipsC4 200mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Men37.6756
European ChampionshipsC4 500mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Men1:39.3593
World CupIndividual Canadian5 June 20162016Men1Latest resultBest result
World CupIndividual Canadian23 August 20152015Men1Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian10 August 20142014Men1Best result