Tom Liebscher (GER)

Tom Liebscher (GER)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
03 August 1993
189 cm
96 kg
Dresden, GER
Army, Athlete, Student
English, German
Higher education
Transport and Logistics - Technical University of Dresden: Germany


General Interest

Building models, surfing, skiing. (, 23 Feb 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the K1 500m at the 2013 World Championships in Duisburg, Germany. (, 01 Mar 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he received the Sports Award of Dresden, Germany. (, 12 Mar 2016)

He was named the 2015 Sportsman of the Year in Dresden, Germany. (, 13 Mar 2016)

He was named the 2012 Talent of the Year in Dresden, Germany. (, 31 Mar 2012)

International Debut

Competing for

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling in 2003.
Why this sport?
His sister was active in the sport and her trainer kept asking him to try the sport as well. When he started, he loved it right away.
Club / Team
Kanu Club Dresden: Germany
Name of coach
Jens Kuhn [club], GER; Arndt Hanisch [national], GER; Reiner Kiessler [national]


Olympic GamesK2 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Men32.4885Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro20 August 20162016Men3:02.1431Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men1:39.8932Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Men31.3836Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men30.6062Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men2:25.8665Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men35.40311Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men1:40.5141Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men2:30.1638Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men2:26.3254Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Men1:37.6841Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Men31.3843Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men1:41.9522Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men32.2241Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men1:40.4471Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men31.7971Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 200mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men35.7423Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 200mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men35.26014Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men1:40.3709Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak1 September 20132013Men10Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak3 June 20122012Men13Best result