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Andreas Dittmer

  • Sport: Olympic Canoeing
  • Nation: Germany
  • Discipline: Flatwater canoe (multiple events)
  • Notes: Born April 16, 1972. ... Is one of the world's most accomplished active canoeists, having won gold medals in three different events in the last three Olympics in addition to capturing a silver and a bronze over that span. ... Is the defending Olympic champ in the 500-meter flatwater solo canoe, an event in which he won a bronze medal in 2000. ... Another of his golds came in the 1,000-meter solo canoe in 2000. He went on to win silver in that event at the 2004 Athens Games, getting upset by David Cal of Spain. ... His first Olympic gold came in the 1,000-meter two-man canoe in 1996, paddling with Gunar Kirchbach. ... Also has an impressive track record at the world championships, winning five gold medals in the 1,000-meter solo, two golds in the 500-meter solo and one title in the 1,000-meter two-man. ... Proved he's still a contender by winning a silver medal - behind Cal - in the 500-meter solo event at the 2007 world championships. ... Dittmer's sister, Anja Dittmer, is an Olympic triathlete.
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