Franziska Weber

Intro German canoeist
Is Kayaker
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 24 May 1989, Potsdam, Germany
Star sign Gemini
Stats
Height: 1.76 m
Weight: 70 kg

Franziska Weber (born 24 May 1989) is a German sprint canoer who has competed since the late 2000s.

Career

She was Olympic Champion at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the K-2 500 metres with Tina Dietze. At the same Olympics, she also won silver in the K-4 500 m. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she finished 5th in the women's K-1 500 metres event. She won the silver medal in the women's K-2 500 metres event with teammate Tina Dietze. She also competed as part of the women's K-4 500 metres team which earned the silver medal. She has won 12 medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, 3 golds (K-1 1000 m: 2010; K-2 200 m: 2013; K-2 500 m: 2013), 7 silvers (K-1 1000 m: 2009; K-2 500 m: 2011, 2017; K-2 200 m: 2014; K-4 500 m: 2011, 2013, 2017) and 2 bronzes (K-2 500 m: 2015; K-4 500 m: 2015). In June 2015, she competed in the inaugural European Games, for Germany in canoe sprint, more specifically, Women's K-4 500m with Verena Hantl, Conny Wassmuth, and Tina Dietze. She earned a silver medal. She first began canoeing in 1999, and made her international debut in 2009. She has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Potsdam.

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