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Denis Gargaud Chanut
|Born|| (1987-07-22) 22 July 1987
|Education||KEDGE Business School, Marseille|
|Height||181 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb)|
|Club||Marseille Mazargues Canoe Kayak|
|Coached by||Albert Tobelem (club)
Benoît Peschier (national)
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.
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).
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.
Denis is the founder and head of the Duo Tonic and Mulebar company, which produces bars drinks and energy gels for athletes.
World Cup individual podiums
|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|
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