Denis Gargaud Chanut

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Denis Gargaud Chanut
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Gargaud Chanut in 2010
Personal information
Born (1987-07-22) 22 July 1987 (age 32)
Apt), France
EducationKEDGE Business School, Marseille[1]
Height181 cm (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
SportCanoe slalom
ClubMarseille Mazargues Canoe Kayak
Coached byAlbert Tobelem (club)
Benoît Peschier (national)[1]

Denis Gargaud Chanut (born 22 July 1987 in [[Apt]) is a French slalom canoeist who has competed at the international level in C1 since 2004. Between 2009 and 2011 he also competed in the C2 category alongside Fabien Lefèvre. He won a gold medal in the C1 event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[2][3]

Gargaud Chanut also won eight medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with three golds (C1: 2011, C2 team: 2010, 2011), three silvers (C1 team: 2009, C2: 2010, 2011) and two bronzes (C1 team: 2013, 2017). He won eight medals at the European Championships (two golds, two silvers and four bronzes).[1][4]

Denis's aunt and uncle, Pierre and Cathy Chassigneux, were French champions in the mixed C2 category and run a canoe-kayak club on the Loire river in Orleans; Denis took up canoeing there aged 12. He later excelled internationally, but failed to qualify for the 2008 and 2012 Olympics due to a strong competition with Tony Estanguet, and considered retiring.[1]

Denis is the founder and head of the Duo Tonic and Mulebar company, which produces bars drinks and energy gels for athletes.[1]

World Cup individual podiums[edit]

Season Date Venue Position Event
2009 28 Jun 2009 Pau 2nd C2
2010 3 Jul 2010 Augsburg 2nd C2
2011 13 Aug 2011 Prague 2nd C1
2014 16 Aug 2014 Augsburg 1st C1
2015 8 Aug 2015 La Seu d'Urgell 1st C1
15 Aug 2015 Pau 3rd C1
2016 11 Jun 2016 La Seu d'Urgell 2nd C1
2018 8 Sep 2018 La Seu d'Urgell 3rd C1


  1. ^ a b c d e Denis Gargaud Chanut.
  2. ^ a b Denis Gargaud Chanut Archived 26 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Denis Gargaud Chanut". Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Denis GARGAUD CHANUT (FRA)". Retrieved 22 November 2017.

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