Laurens Pannecoucke

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Laurens Pannecoucke
Personal information
Nationality  Belgium
Born (1988-07-19) 19 July 1988 (age 30)
Kortrijk, Belgium
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport Canoeing
Event(s) Sprint canoe
Club Bloso Hazewinkel[1]
Coached by Carlos Prendes[1]

Laurens Pannecoucke /ˈpɑːnəˌkkə/ (born July 19, 1988 in Kortrijk) is a Belgian sprint canoeist.[1][2] Pannecoucke is a member of the canoe and kayak team for Bloso Hazewinkel Sports Club in Willebroek, and is coached and trained by Carlos Prendes.[1]

Pannecoucke qualified for the men's K-2 1000 metres at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by finishing fourth from the 2011 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.[3] Pannecoucke and his partner Olivier Cauwenbergh paddled to a second-place finish and tenth overall in the B-final by forty-seven hundredths of a second (0.47) behind the winning Danish pair Kim Wraae Knudsen and Emil Stær Simensen, posting their best Olympic time of 3:13.298.[4] Three days later, the Belgian pair edged out Romania's Ionuț Mitrea and Bogdan Mada for fourth place by ten seconds, in the B-final of the men's K-2 200 metres, clocking at 36.336 seconds.[5] The pair also competed in the K-2 200 m at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Laurens Pannecoucke". London 2012. Archived from the original on 1 May 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Laurens Pannecoucke". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Cauwenbergh en Pannecoucke veroveren ticket voor Londen" [Cauwenbergh and Pannecoucke guaranteed ticket to London] (in Dutch). Bloso. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Men's Kayak Double (K2) 1000m Final B". London 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Men's Kayak Double (K2) 200m Final B". London 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013.

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