René Holten Poulsen
Poulsen at the 2016 European Championships
|Full name||René Holten Poulsen|
|Born||28 November 1988|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (203 lb)|
|Event(s)||K-1 1,000m, K-1 500m, K-2 1,000m|
René Holten Poulsen (born 28 November 1988) is a Danish sprint canoeist, who has won medals at the Olympics, World Championships and European Championships. He won a silver medal in the men's K-2 1000 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
He made his international debut in 2005, having begun paddling at the age of 12.
The Dane has won medals in various sprint events, but has primarily focused on the K-1 since 2009. He has won 5 world championships medals and was crowned double world champion in 2015 in Milan, winning both the K-1 1.000 meter and K-1 500 meter, only the sixth time this double has been won. He has one medal from the Olympic Games and 15 from European championships. In June 2015, he competed in the inaugural European Games, for Denmark in canoe sprint, more specifically, Men's K-1 1000m. He earned a bronze medal. He was also an ambassador for the 2015 European Games.
For his 2015 achievements, he has been nominated for both the World Paddle Awards 2015 and as the Sportsperson of the Year 2015 in Denmark. He won both awards.
- René Poulsen at the International Canoe Federation
- Rene Holten POULSEN at the International Olympic Committee
- Rene Holten POULSEN at the 2008 Olympics official site (beijing2008.cn) at the Wayback Machine (archived 2008-09-03)
|This article about a Danish canoeist is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a Danish Olympic medalist is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|