Michael Kurt

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Michael Kurt
Medal record
Men's canoe slalom
Competitor for   Switzerland
World Championships
Gold 2003 Augsburg K-1 team
European Championships
Gold 2004 Skopje K-1 team
Silver 2013 Kraków K-1
Bronze 2000 Mezzana K-1 team
Bronze 2008 Kraków K-1 team

Michael "Mike" Kurt (born 2 April 1980 in Wiedlisbach) is a Swiss slalom canoer who has competed since the mid-1990s.

He won a gold medal in the K-1 team event at the 2003 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Augsburg. He also won four medals at the European Championships (1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronzes).

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Kurt competed in the K-1 event. He won the qualification round, and progressed to the semifinals. However, at this stage, he lost entirely and finished twentieth out of 25.

Kurt competed again in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In the K-1 event he finished seventeenth in the qualification round, failing to progress to the semifinals.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics he finished 13th in the K-1 event after being eliminated in the semifinals.

He lives in Wiedlisbach.

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