POULSEN Rene Holten
Rene HoltenPoulsen
Date of Birth28/11/1988
Height189 cm/6'2"
Kayak Single (K1) 1000m Final 3:28.863 (3)
Kayak Single (K1) 1000m Semifinals3:23.778 (1)
Kayak Single (K1) 1000m Heats3:35.606 (1)
Kayak Single (K1) 5000m FinalDNF


School, universityTrade school - Carpentry
Started competing2002
Language(s) spokenDanish (native), English
Club nameMaribo Kajakklub
CoachBako Zoltan
Major sporting achievements

2012 OG (London), K2-500m - 5th, K2-1000m - 2nd
2008 OG (Beijing), K1-1000m - 5th, K4-1000m - 5th

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

European Gold K2 1000m

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

Rene began kayaking at 12. He was given a training programme to improve his physique and gradually he became stronger and discovered he had natural endurance.He trained mostly by himself until he was 18, when he moved from Maribo to Copenhagen. He still competes for Maribo, but trains in the national training centre. He is looking forward to competing at the European Games which he will use as a stepping stone towards his goal of competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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