|Born||12 March 1988 (age 29)
Schwedt, East Germany
|Height||192 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (203 lb)|
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. At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, he defended successfully this title  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.
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- "Sebastian Brendel". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
- "Germany's Sebastian Brendel wins canoe 1000m sprint". Retrieved 2012-08-08.
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- Canoe09.ca profile
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-01-21). Additional archives: Wayback Machine (archived 2010-01-05).
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
- Official website (in German)
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