Sofia Paldanius (SWE)

Sofia Paldanius (SWE)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
16 March 1979
181 cm
75 kg
Partner Henrik, son Alfons
Jönköping, SWE
English, Swedish
Higher education
Language Studies, Literature, Media and Communications - University of Gothenburg/Jonkoping University/Malmo University


General Interest

Spending time with family and friends. (, 27 Apr 2015)
She was suffering from a minor spinal injury in early 2016. (, 03 May 2016)

She missed the beginning of the 2015 season after inflammation in her ankle affected a nerve in her back. When she returned to action she was still struggling with the injury and it forced her to miss the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. (, 30 Jul 2015;, 20 May 2015)

She has required surgery to both her right [2005] and left [2007] shoulder. (, 15 Nov 2007)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I have all the possibilities. Joy is my main motivator." (, 04 Jun 2015)
Famous relatives
Her younger brother Fabian has competed in canoe sprint at U23 international level. (SportsDesk Online, 20 Jul 2014;, 2012)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up canoe sprint at age 14 in Jonkoping, Sweden.
Why this sport?
She had tried many sports but enjoyed the community of Jonkopings KK so chose to pursue canoe sprint.
Club / Team
Jonkopings KK: Sweden
Name of coach
Martin Hunter [national], AUS


World CupTeam Kayak3 September 20062006Women6
World CupIndividual Kayak3 September 20062006Women1Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak28 July 20022002Women7
World CupIndividual Kayak3 June 20072007Women1Best result
Oceania ChampionshipsK1 200mAustralia, Penrith2 March 20122012Women43.065
Oceania ChampionshipsK1 500mAustralia, Penrith3 March 20122012Women1:55.284
World CupIndividual Kayak25 June 20002000Women40
European ChampionshipsK4 200mPoland, Poznan31 July 20052005Women35.7673Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mPoland, Poznan30 July 20052005Women3:59.3362Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak21 August 20112011Women14
World CupIndividual Kayak22 August 20102010Women20
World CupIndividual Kayak29 June 20082008Women5
World CupIndividual Kayak3 June 20122012Women5
World CupIndividual Kayak10 August 20142014Women20
European ChampionshipsK4 500mPoland, Poznan31 July 20052005Women1:36.4584
European ChampionshipsK2 500mPoland, Poznan23 May 20042004Women1:50.0567
Oceania ChampionshipsK2 500mAustralia, Penrith4 March 20122012Women1:51.446
Oceania ChampionshipsK2 200mAustralia, Penrith3 March 20122012Women42.451
Olympic GamesK2 500mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro16 August 20162016Women1:47.2079Latest result
Olympic GamesK1 200mEngland, London11 August 20122012Women42.68819
Olympic GamesK1 500mEngland, London9 August 20122012Women1:53.1974Best result
Olympic GamesK1 500mChina, Beijing23 August 20082008Women1:53.79711
Olympic GamesK2 500mGreece, Athens28 August 20042004Women1:43.0778
World ChampionshipsK1 500mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Women1:54.99814
World ChampionshipsK1 500mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Women1:53.8229
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Women3:54.9188
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Women2:54.53310
World ChampionshipsK1 200mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Women42.66014
World ChampionshipsK1 500mHungary, Szeged20 August 20112011Women1:47.22411
World ChampionshipsK1 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women1:51.8495Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Women4:00.2803Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women1:55.55018
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women2:58.2317Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Women1:42.2763Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Women3:47.7225Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 200mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Women35.8325Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Women2:55.3684Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Women1:50.9219
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mGermany, Duisburg11 August 20072007Women4:10.9013Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mGermany, Duisburg11 August 20072007Women1:42.1939
World ChampionshipsK1 500mHungary, Szeged20 August 20062006Women1:54.0874Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 200mHungary, Szeged20 August 20062006Women36.0463Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mHungary, Szeged20 August 20062006Women1:37.3018
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mCroatia, Zagreb27 August 20052005Women4:08.6727Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 200mCroatia, Zagreb28 August 20052005Women36.2974Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mCroatia, Zagreb28 August 20052005Women1:34.3625Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mSpain, Seville1 September 20022002Women8
World ChampionshipsK2 200mPoland, Poznan26 August 20012001Women39.2716Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mPoland, Poznan26 August 20012001Women1:49.6209
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mPoland, Poznan25 August 20012001Women3:50.6065Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Women1:46.5926Latest result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Women1:54.04110
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mGermany, Brandenburg12 July 20142014Women3:56.7002Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 200mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Women42.37612
European ChampionshipsK1 500mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Women1:55.0567
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mSerbia, Belgrade18 June 20112011Women4:14.2109
European ChampionshipsK1 500mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Women1:53.5099
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mSpain, Trasona3 July 20102010Women3:43.1145
European ChampionshipsK2 200mGermany, Brandenburg26 June 20092009Women39.07711
European ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Women1:41.9404
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Brandenburg27 June 20092009Women3:35.8481Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Women1:57.3924
European ChampionshipsK1 500mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Women1:55.7904
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mSpain, Pontevedra30 June 20072007Women4:08.4101Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 200mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Women37.8923Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Women1:42.0267
European ChampionshipsK1 500mCzech Republic, Racice9 July 20062006Women1:52.9904
European ChampionshipsK4 200mCzech Republic, Racice9 July 20062006Women35.1253Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mCzech Republic, Racice9 July 20062006Women1:35.0744