Violetta Oblinger-Peters (AUT)

Violetta Oblinger-Peters (AUT)

ATAustria
Canoe Slalom
Date of birth
14 October 1977
Height
170 cm
Weight
52 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Helmut Oblinger, sons Milo Apollo Noa [2009] and Ilai Hiro Phoenix [2013]
Residence
Schärding, AUT
Occupation
Athlete, Serves in the Army
Languages
English, French, German, Spanish
Higher education
Psychology - University of Salzburg: Austria

Biography

General Interest

Nicknames
Vio, Lettchen, Violine, Speed Machine, Frau Gscheit (wildwater.at, 01 Feb 2014; Athlete, 22 Sep 2005)
Hobbies
Learning about foreign cultures and languages, psychology, spending time with her sons. (wildwater.at, 07 May 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her husband and her parents. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2004)
Hero / Idol
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (sportfamilie.at, 22 Jun 2014)
Injuries
She has suffered from chronic wrist and thumb problems during her career. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2004)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It is the sail, not the wind, that determines the direction." (wildwater.at, 07 May 2015)
Other sports
She competed in rhythmic gymnastics until she was age 14. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2004)
Famous relatives
Her father Wolfgang Peters represented West Germany in canoe slalom and was C1 world champion in 1967 and 1969. Her uncle Ulrich Peters also competed for West Germany and was K1 world champion in 1975. Her husband Helmut Oblinger has represented Austria in the sport. He finished 32nd in K1 at the 2015 European Championships in Markkleeberg, Germany. He retired in 2015. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Sep 2015; wildwater.at, 07 May 2015; Athlete, 08 Feb 2004; kurier.at, 07 Oct 2015)
Other information
OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION
She secured a quota place for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the Women's K-1 with her performance at the World Cup in London in September 2015. (salzburg.com, 19 Sep 2015)

HIGHER EDUCATION
She has a master's degree in international business and cultural studies from the University of Passau in Germany. (wildwater.at, 07 May 2015)

MEDICAL CONDITION
She underwent heart surgery in 2008 after discovering she was suffering from cardiac arrhythmia. (diepresse.com, 15 Aug 2008)

International Debut

Year
1997
Competing for
Austria
Tournament
World Cup
Location
France

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began paddling in 1992 in Schwerte, Germany
Why this sport?
"The thrill of whitewater in combination with technical requirements makes canoe slalom such an interesting and challenging sport."
Club / Team
Forelle Teefix Steyr: Steyr, AUT
Name of coach
Michael Seibert [national], GER; Helmut Oblinger [husband], AUT

Results

CompetitionEventLocationDateSeasonGenderResultRankMentions
World CupK111 June 20062006Women6
World CupK13 August 20092009Women17
World CupK16 July 20082008Women3Best result
World CupK115 July 20072007Women3Best result
World CupK125 July 20042004Women5Best result
World CupK124 July 20052005Women10
Olympic GamesK1China, Beijing15 August 20082008Women214.773Best result
Olympic GamesK1Greece, Athens18 August 20042004Women117.0912
Olympic GamesK1Australia, Sydney18 September 20002000Women282.2915
World ChampionshipsK1England, London19 September 20152015Women112.5614
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamEngland, London19 September 20152015Women172.9612
World ChampionshipsK1Czech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Women173.7229
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamCzech Republic, Prague15 September 20132013Women160.778Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Bratislava10 September 20112011Women114.116Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Bratislava11 September 20112011Women136.674Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Slovenia, Tacen11 September 20102010Women110.063Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovenia, Tacen11 September 20102010Women233.7813
World ChampionshipsK1Spain, La Seu d'Urgell13 September 20092009Women110.605Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell12 September 20092009Women130.906Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu23 September 20072007Women113.2316
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamBrazil, Foz do Iguaçu21 September 20072007Women375.5411
World ChampionshipsK1Czech Republic, Prague6 August 20062006Women244.5310
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamCzech Republic, Prague5 August 20062006Women290.636Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith1 October 20052005Women18
World ChampionshipsK1 TeamAustralia, Penrith3 October 20052005Women277.543Best result
World ChampionshipsK1Germany, Augsburg25 July 20032003Women30
World ChampionshipsK1France, Bourg-Saint-Maurice25 August 20022002Women16
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 May 20162016Women168.4929Latest result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 May 20162016Women135.866Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK1Germany, Markkleeberg31 May 20152015Women172.1121
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamGermany, Markkleeberg31 May 20152015Women142.164Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Austria, Vienna1 June 20142014Women99.8711
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamAustria, Vienna1 June 20142014Women213.8710
European ChampionshipsK1Germany, Augsburg13 May 20122012Women109.535Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamGermany, Augsburg13 May 20122012Women10
European ChampionshipsK1Spain, La Seu d'Urgell11 June 20112011Women22
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSpain, La Seu d'Urgell11 June 20112011Women122.872Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Cunovo15 August 20102010Women11
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Cunovo14 August 20102010Women8
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamPoland, Kraków9 May 20082008Women298.716Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš16 June 20072007Women229.021Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš15 June 20072007Women265.947
European ChampionshipsK1France, L'Argentière-la-Bessée2 July 20062006Women16
European ChampionshipsK1Slovenia, Tacen26 June 20052005Women219.334Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 TeamSlovenia, Tacen24 June 20052005Women288.473Best result
European ChampionshipsK1Slovakia, Bratislava14 July 20022002Women232.656Best result
Oceania Open ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith, NSW25 February 20122012Women107.416Best result
Oceania Open ChampionshipsK1Australia, Penrith21 February 20102010Women114.447
Pan American ChampionshipsK1Canada, Kananaskis3 August 20092009Women114.943Best result
Pan American ChampionshipsK1Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu18 March 20072007Women210.115Best result
World CupK111 September 20162016Women8Latest result
World CupK116 August 20152015Women24
World CupK117 August 20142014Women39
World CupK125 August 20132013Women24
World CupK12 September 20122012Women7
World CupK114 August 20112011Women19
World CupK14 July 20102010Women4Best result