3 May 1981|
Halle, East Germany
|Died||15 August 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
Stefan Henze (3 May 1981 – 15 August 2016) was a German slalom canoeist who competed at the international level from 1996 to 2011.
He also won six medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with a gold (C2: 2003), four silvers (C2: 2006, C2 team: 2003, 2006, 2009), and a bronze (C2: 2005). He won a gold and two silvers in the C2 team event at the European Championships.
His partner in the C2 boat throughout his career was Marcus Becker.
World Cup individual podiums
|2001||28 Jul 2001||Augsburg||3rd||C2|
|2003||3 Aug 2003||Bratislava||2nd||C2|
|2004||30 May 2004||Merano||2nd||C2|
|2005||16 Jul 2005||Augsburg||1st||C2|
|2 Oct 2005||Penrith||3rd||C21|
|2006||3 Jun 2006||Augsburg||1st||C2|
|5 Aug 2006||Prague||2nd||C21|
|2009||5 Jul 2009||Bratislava||3rd||C2|
|11 Jul 2009||Augsburg||1st||C2|
|2010||27 Jun 2010||La Seu d'Urgell||3rd||C2|
1 World Championship counting for World Cup points
On 12 August 2016, Henze suffered serious head injuries after a car crash in Rio de Janeiro, where he was a coach during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, and died three days later. Henze donated his organs. After he died, his heart, his liver and both of his kidneys were transplanted into seriously ill people in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro.
- "Stefan Henze". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
- "Stefan HENZE (GER)". CanoeSlalom.net. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
- "Olympia 2016: Kanu-Trainer Henze lebensgefährlich verletzt". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
- "Olympia 2016: Der deutsche Sport trauert um Stefan Henze". DOSB online, Frankfurt am Main. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
- "Verstorbener Kanutrainer: Schwerkranke erhalten vier Organe Stefan Henzes". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
- Olivia Blair (18 August 2016). "German canoe slalom coach Stefan Henze who died in Rio saves four lives through organ transplants". The Independent.
- 12 September 2009 final results for the men's C2 team slalom event for the 2009 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships. - accessed 12 September 2009.[dead link]
- DatabaseOlympics.com profile
- 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)
- OSI-Lepzig.de profile(in German)[dead link]
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