Benoît Peschier

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Benoît Peschier
Medal record
Men's canoe slalom
Representing  France
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens K1
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Penrith K1 team
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Bourg St.-Maurice K1 team
Junior World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Lofer K1 team

Benoît Peschier (born 21 May 1980 in Guilherand-Granges)[1] is a French-Greek slalom canoeist who competed at the international level from 1997 to 2014. He represented Greece from 2009 to 2010. In 2013 he returned to the international scene representing France.

Peschier won a gold medal in the K1 event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He also won two medals in the K1 team event at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with a gold in 2005 and a bronze in 2002.[2]

His younger brother Nicolas is a multiple medalist from world and European championships in canoe slalom. Their father Claude is world champion in the K1 event from 1969.[3]

World Cup individual podiums[edit]

Season Date Venue Position Event
2001 27 May 2001 Goumois 1st K1
3 Jun 2001 Merano 1st K1
2002 26 May 2002 Guangzhou 2nd K1
4 Aug 2002 Prague 3rd K1
2004 25 Jul 2004 Bourg St.-Maurice 2nd K1
2008 5 Jul 2008 Augsburg 2nd K1


  1. ^ "Benoît Peschier". Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Benoit PESCHIER". Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Nicolas Peschier (FRA)". Retrieved 6 January 2018.