Denis Gargaud Chanut

Denis Gargaud Chanut
2019 ICF Canoe slalom World Championships 134 - Denis Gargaud Chanut (cropped).jpg
Gargaud Chanut in 2019
Personal information
Born (1987-07-22) 22 July 1987 (age 34)
Marseille, France
Education KEDGE Business School, Marseille[1]
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Sport
Sport Canoe slalom
Club Marseille Mazargues Canoe Kayak
Coached by Albert Tobelem (club)
Benoît Peschier (national)[1]
Medal record
Representing  France
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 1 0 0
World Championships 3 3 2
European Championships 3 2 4
U23 European Championships 1 1 2
Junior European Championships 1 0 1
Total 9 6 9
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro C1
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Tacen C2 team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Bratislava C1
Gold medal – first place 2011 Bratislava C2 team
Silver medal – second place 2009 La Seu d'Urgell C1 team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Tacen C2
Silver medal – second place 2011 Bratislava C2
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Prague C1 team
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Pau C1 team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 La Seu d'Urgell C1 team
Gold medal – first place 2018 Prague C1 team
Gold medal – first place 2021 Ivrea C1
Silver medal – second place 2009 Nottingham C1 team
Silver medal – second place 2019 Pau C1 team
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Bratislava C1 team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 La Seu d'Urgell C1
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Augsburg C1 team
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Prague C2 team
U23 European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Markkleeberg C1
Silver medal – second place 2009 Liptovský Mikuláš C1 team
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Kraków C1 team
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Solkan C1 team
Junior European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Kraków C1 team
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Kraków C1

Denis Gargaud Chanut (born 22 July 1987 in Marseille) is a French slalom canoeist who has competed at the international level in C1 since 2004. Between 2009 and 2011 he also competed in the C2 category alongside Fabien Lefèvre. He won a gold medal in the C1 event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[2][3]

Gargaud Chanut also won eight medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with three golds (C1: 2011, C2 team: 2010, 2011), three silvers (C1 team: 2009, C2: 2010, 2011) and two bronzes (C1 team: 2013, 2017). He won nine medals at the European Championships (three golds, two silvers and four bronzes).[1][4]

Denis's aunt and uncle, Pierre and Cathy Chassigneux, were French champions in the mixed C2 category and run a canoe-kayak club on the Loire river in Orléans; Denis took up canoeing there aged 12. He later excelled internationally, but failed to qualify for the 2008 and 2012 Olympics due to a strong competition with Tony Estanguet, and considered retiring.[1]

Denis is the founder and head of the Duo Tonic and Mulebar company, which produces bars drinks and energy gels for athletes.[1]

World Cup individual podiums

Season Date Venue Position Event
2009 28 Jun 2009 Pau 2nd C2
2010 3 Jul 2010 Augsburg 2nd C2
2011 13 Aug 2011 Prague 2nd C1
2014 16 Aug 2014 Augsburg 1st C1
2015 8 Aug 2015 La Seu d'Urgell 1st C1
15 Aug 2015 Pau 3rd C1
2016 11 Jun 2016 La Seu d'Urgell 2nd C1
2018 8 Sep 2018 La Seu d'Urgell 3rd C1
2021 20 Jun 2021 Markkleeberg 1st C1

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Denis Gargaud Chanut. nbcolympics.com
  2. ^ a b Denis Gargaud Chanut Archived 26 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  3. ^ "Denis Gargaud Chanut". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Denis GARGAUD CHANUT (FRA)". CanoeSlalom.net. Retrieved 22 November 2017.

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