Daniele Molmenti

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Daniele Molmenti
Personal information
Nickname(s) Cali
Nationality Italian
Born (1984-08-01) 1 August 1984 (age 33)
Pordenone, Italy
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Canoe slalom
Event(s) K1
Club G.S. Forestale

Daniele Cristoforo Molmenti (born 1 August 1984 in Pordenone)[1] is an Italian slalom canoeist who competed at the international level from 1999 to 2016.

Career[edit]

On 1 August 2012, his 28th birthday, he won the gold medal in the K1 event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[2] Molmenti also finished tenth in the K1 event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Molmenti won six medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with two golds (K1: 2010, K1 team: 2013), two silvers (K1 team: 2005, 2006), and two bronzes (K1 team: 2010, 2011).[3]

Molmenti is also the European Champion from 2009, 2011 and 2012. He also has 2 silver and 3 bronze medals from the European Championships. In 2010 he won the overall World Cup title in K1.[3]

Molmenti announced his retirement from the sport in 2017, when he became the technical director of the Italian national team.[4]

World Cup individual podiums[edit]

Season Date Venue Position Event
2004 30 May 2004 Merano 1st K1
2005 10 Jul 2005 Athens 2nd K1
24 Jul 2005 La Seu d'Urgell 1st K1
2006 28 May 2006 Athens 1st K1
2009 1 Feb 2009 Mangahao 2nd K11
5 Jul 2009 Bratislava 2nd K1
11 Jul 2009 Augsburg 3rd K1
3 Aug 2009 Kananaskis 1st K12
2010 21 Feb 2010 Penrith 1st K13
20 Jun 2010 Prague 1st K1
27 Jun 2010 La Seu d'Urgell 1st K1
2011 13 Aug 2011 Prague 2nd K1
2016 4 Jun 2016 Ivrea 2nd K1
1 Oceania Championship counting for World Cup points
2 Pan American Championship counting for World Cup points
3 Oceania Canoe Slalom Open counting for World Cup points

Other activities[edit]

In 2016, he was one of the Italian celebrities lending their support to the Green Cross campaign for World Water Day.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daniele Molmenti". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 29 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Daniele Molmenti of Italy wins men's kayak slalom". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Daniele MOLMENTI (ITA)". CanoeSlalom.net. Retrieved 29 October 2017. 
  4. ^ Bacci, Antonio. "Si ritira un grande: Daniele Molmenti" (in Italian). Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Un tweet (e un'azione) per salvare l'acqua". La Stampa (in Italian). 22 March 2016. 

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