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Sören Kaufmann

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSören•Kaufmann
Used nameSören•Kaufmann
Born8 May 1971 in Augsburg, Bayern (GER)
Measurements179 cm / 62 kg
AffiliationsTSV Schwaben Augsburg, Augsburg (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

Sören Kaufmann was a German whitewater canoeist who specialised in the Canadian singles. He finished 17th at both the 1992 and 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, and sixth at Sydney in 2000. He was even more successful at the World Championships, winning a team gold in 1994, two team silvers in 1995 and 2002, and an individual bronze medal in 1993. At the Europeans, Kaufmann won a team gold at the inaugural event in 1996 and silver in 2002. He also won an individual silver in 1996, the same year he was second in the overall World Cup.

Domestically, Kaufmann won four national titles in 1991-92 and 1997-98. Kaufmann became chief national coach for Canadian whitewater canoeists in 2010.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) GER Sören Kaufmann
Canadian Singles, Slalom, Men (Olympic) 17
1996 Summer Olympics Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) GER Sören Kaufmann
Canadian Singles, Slalom, Men (Olympic) 17
2000 Summer Olympics Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) GER Sören Kaufmann
Canadian Singles, Slalom, Men (Olympic) 6

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