Canoeing and Kayaking

Based at INSEP, the Olympic and Paralympic canoeing and kayaking squads train at the Greater Paris region Olympic aquatics centre in Vaires-sur-Marne. Local training sessions are also held on the Marne from clubs at Joinville and Créteil.

HEADCOUNT (RESIDENT Sport)

28 ATHLETES

Canoeing and kayaking

Adrien BART

Elite

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Winner of the Canoe Sprint World Cup in Duisburg, world bronze medal winner in his favourite discipline, the C1 1,000m, when he also qualified to compete at Tokyo 2020, Adrien Bart (aged 28) reached new heights in his canoe in 2019.

Record

    • World bronze medal winner in 2019 (C1 1 000m)
    • Winner of the Canoe Sprint World Cup in 2019 (C1 1 000m)

Canoeing and kayaking

Maxime BEAUMONT

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Olympic silver medallist in the K1 200m in 2016, European silver medallist, twice silver medallist at the world championships and gold medallist at the European Games in 2019, Maxime Beaumont (37 years old) is one of the brightest stars in French kayaking. He signed an employment contract exclusively reserved for elite athletes with INSEP in 2019.

Record

    • Olympic silver medallist in 2016 (K1 200m)
    • 2-time world silver medallist in 2014 (relay K1 200m) and 2015 (K1 200m)
    • European silver medallist in 2012 (K1 200m)
    • 4th at the 2016 Olympic Games K1 (200m)

Canoeing and kayaking

Denis GARGAUD-CHANUT

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World champion in men's canoe slalom singles (C1) in 2011, two-time silver medallist in C2 in 2010 and 2011, Denis Gargaud-Chanut (aged 32) followed in the wake of Tony Estanguet (triple Olympic champion in C1) when he won C1 Olympic gold in Rio in 2016. He signed an employment contract exclusively reserved for elite athletes with INSEP in 2019.

Record

    • Olympic champion in 2016 (C1)
    • World champion in 2011 (C1)
    • 2-time world champion in team in 2010 et 2011 (C2)
    • 2-time world silver medallist in 2010 et 2011 (C2)