Melanie GEBHARDT (GER)

DEGermany
Age:
27 years
Federation:
DEUTSCHER KANU VERBAND E. V.
Melanie Gebhardt (GER)

Biography

General Interest

Awards and honours
In 2014 she was named Female Talent of the Year in the province of Saxony, Germany. (pulstreiber.de, 12 Jan 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (frankenpost.de, 18 Jun 2015)

International Debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Germany
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Racice

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age eight in Hof, Germany.
Why this sport?
Summer courses were organised for young people to experience different sports in the city where she grew up. She tried canoeing and loved it right away.
Club / Team
SC DHfK Leipzig: Germany
Name of coach
Kay Vesely [national], GER

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
31 March 1994
Height
174 cm
Weight
72 kg
Residence
Leipzig, GER
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Higher education
Education, Pedagogy