Franziska JOHN (GER)

DEGermany
Age:
32 years
Languages:
English, German
Federation:
DEUTSCHER KANU VERBAND E. V.
Franziska Weber (GER)

Biography

Further Personal Information

NICKNAME
Franzi
PREV. NAMES
Franziska WEBER
PLACE OF RESIDENCE
Potsdam
OCCUPATION
Student
HIGHER EDUCATION
Civil Engineering - University of Potsdam: Germany
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
She first tried the sport in 1999 in Potsdam, Germany
REASON FOR TAKING UP THE SPORT
Her father took her to a local club because she had enjoyed a canoe trip during a family holiday.
HOBBIES
Baking
CLUB
KC Potsdam: Germany
NAME OF COACH
Ralph Welke [club], GER; Kay Vesely [national], GER; Reiner Kiessler [national], GER
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT YEAR
2009
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
Winning a gold and a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (kanu.de, 01 Mar 2016)
HERO/IDOL
German sprint paddler Katrin Wagner-Augustin. (kanu.de, 01 Mar 2016)
AWARDS AND HONORS
She was named Sportswoman of the Year in Brandenburg, Germany, in four consecutive years between 2010 and 2013. (Facebook page, 22 May 2016; kanu.de, 16 Dec 2013; kcpotsdam.de, 10 Jan 2012)
SPORTING RELATIVES
Her partner Peter John represented Germany in canoe sprint. He claimed bronze medal in the C2 1000m at the 1999 World Championships in Milan, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Jun 2016; maz-online.de, 11 Apr 2016)