Michael Kurt

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Michael Kurt
Michael Kurt (27024697025) (2).jpg
Personal information
Born 2 April 1980 (1980-04-02) (age 37)
Wiedlisbach, Switzerland
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Sport Canoe slalom
Club Solothurner Kajakfahrer

Michael "Mike" Kurt (born 2 April 1980) 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, 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 20th out of 25. At the 2008 Summer Olympics he finished seventeenth in the qualification round of the K-1 event, failing to progress to the semifinals. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he placed 13th in the K-1 event after being eliminated in the semifinals.[1]

He lives in Solothurn and is a co-founder and CEO of the crowdfunding platform www.ibelieveinyou.ch.


  1. ^ a b Mike Kurt. sports-reference.com

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