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Hannes Aigner

Name: Hannes Aigner

Best known as: Hannes

Hometown: Augsburg

Living now: Augsburg

Discipline: Kayak

Class: Slalom & Extreme Slalom

Current boats: Galasport Caipi

Big volume or tight and technical: Big volume

Favourite paddling spot: Augsburg in the Summer, Penrith in the Winter

How did you get into paddling: My Parents were doing some whitewater kayaking when I was a kid. So I wanted to sit in a kayak too.

Achievements: 3 x Olympian (3rd in 2012, 4th in 2016 and 3rd in 2021), 2018 World Champion

What's next... ambitions / plans: After a disappointing ending of the 2023 season, my goal is still to make the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. Beside doing the slalom racers, I hope I will make it to the Dololmitenmann in Lienz and the Extreme Races in Lipno and Otz in 2024.

Best things about paddling: Spending time outside, fresh air and no distractions.

Best boating moment: Racing my first Olympics in London 2012.

Worst boating moment: I think I’m lucky to say that I didn’t have any really bad experience in kayaking so far

Any other hobbies: Trying different sports, gardening and spending time with my family

Ultimate worldwide destination: Kayaking on the Zambezi

Favourite Stuff Section:

Food: Apples

Drink: Water

Read: Newspaper

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