Peter Kauzer

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Peter Kauzer
Peter Kauzer 2016.jpg
Peter Kauzer at a promotional event with olympic medallists (2016)
Personal information
Born (1983-09-08) 8 September 1983 (age 33)
Trbovlje, Slovenia
Residence Hrastnik, Slovenia
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
Country  Slovenia
Sport Canoe slalom
Club BD Steklarna Hrastnik

Peter Kauzer (born 8 September 1983) is a Slovenian slalom canoeist who has competed since the late 1990s.

Career[edit]

Kauzer has competed at three Summer Olympics. He finished 13th in the K-1 event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing after being eliminated in the semifinals. Four years later at the London games he was one of the top favorites for gold in the K-1 event. He made the final after recording the fastest time in the semifinal, but after a disappointing run in the final he could only finish in sixth place.[1] He was also the Slovenian flag-bearer at the London games.[7] He won his first Olympic medal, a silver in the K-1 event, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

He has won three medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with two golds (K-1: 2009, 2011) and a bronze (K-1 team: 2005).

Kauzer won the overall World Cup title in 2009, 2011 and 2015 in K-1. At the European Championships he has won a total of 8 medals (5 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze).

Performances[edit]

Season Date Venue Position Event
2005 26 June 2005 Tacen 2nd K11
10 July 2005 Athens 3rd K1
2006 11 June 2006 La Seu d'Urgell 1st K1
2008 29 June 2008 Tacen 1st K1
2009 28 June 2009 Pau 1st K1
11 July 2009 Augsburg 1st K1
3 August 2009 Kananaskis 2nd K12
2010 27 June 2010 La Seu d'Urgell 3rd K1
2011 25 June 2011 Tacen 1st K1
2 July 2011 L'Argentière-la-Bessée 1st K1
13 August 2011 Prague 3rd K1
2013 17 August 2013 Tacen 1st K1[8]
24 August 2013 Bratislava 2nd K1
2015 4 July 2015 Liptovský Mikuláš 3rd K1
15 August 2015 Pau 1st K1
2016 11 Jun 2016 La Seu d'Urgell 3rd K1
10 Sep 2016 Tacen 1st K1
1 European Championship counting for World Cup points
2 Pan American Championship counting for World Cup points

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Peter Kauzer. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Canoeing – World Championships – Slalom canoeing 2009. The-sports.org (13 September 2009). Retrieved on 2016-08-11.
  3. ^ Canoeing – World Championships – Slalom canoeing 2011. The-sports.org (11 September 2011). Retrieved on 2016-08-11.
  4. ^ Canoeing – European Championships – Slalom Canoeing 2010. The-sports.org (15 August 2010). Retrieved on 2016-08-11.
  5. ^ Canoeing – European Championships – Slalom Canoeing 2011. The-sports.org (12 June 2011). Retrieved on 2016-08-11.
  6. ^ Canoeing – European Championships – Slalom Canoeing 2010. The-sports.org (15 August 2010). Retrieved on 2016-08-11.
  7. ^ "ICF – London 2012: Four Paddlers Selected as Flag-bearers for Opening Ceremony". www.canoeicf.com. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Canoeing – World Cup – Slalom Tacen 2013. The-sports.org (18 August 2013). Retrieved on 2016-08-11.

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Urška Žolnir
Flagbearer for  Slovenia
London 2012
Succeeded by
Vasilij Žbogar