Ben Fouhy

  • Sport: Olympic Canoeing
  • Nation: New Zealand
  • Discipline: 1,000-meter flatwater solo kayak
  • Notes: Born March 4, 1979. ... Won a silver medal in the 1,000-meter solo kayak event at the 2004 Athens Games, finishing behind Norway's Eirik Veraas Larsen. ... Had already won his lone world championship in the event, sandwiching his title in 2003 between Veraas Larsen's championships in 2002 and 2005. That year, he was named New Zealand's Sportsman of the Year. ... Eventually broke Veraas Larsen's world record in the 1,000-meter race, finishing in 3:24.495 - less than half a second better than the previous mark - at a 2006 World Cup event in Poznan, Poland. ... Went on to take bronze at the 2006 World Championships. ... Is currently being coached by Paul MacDonald, a fellow Kiwi who won five medals - three of them golds - at the Olympics in 1984 and 1988.
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