Sebastian Brendel

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Sebastian Brendel
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Personal information
Born 12 March 1988 (1988-03-12) (age 29)
Schwedt, East Germany[1]
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)[1]

Sebastian Brendel (born 12 March 1988)[1] is a German sprint canoeist who has competed since 2007. Brendel is the reigning Olympic champion in the C-1 1000 metres and C-2 1000 metres events.


He has won three medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a silver (C-4 500 m: 2007) and two bronzes (C-1 1000 m: 2009, 2010). He is the current world record holder in the C-1 1000m as of the 2014 ICF World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

Brendel won a Gold Medal at the 2012 London Olympics in canoeing's C-1 1,000 metres event for his country.[2] At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, he defended successfully this title [3] and added another one, at the C-2 1000 metres, together with Jan Vandrey. Germany won the gold medal in this category also in London, but with Peter Kretschmer and Kurt Kuschela.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sebastian Brendel". Sports Reference. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Germany's Sebastian Brendel wins canoe 1000m sprint". Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  3. ^ Retrieved 2016-08-16.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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