Peter Kretschmer Germany

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

15 Feb 1992

Height

1.75m

Weight

70kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
1 0 0

Sport Guides

CANOE SPRINT

Peter Kretschmer competed in CANOE SPRINT

Did you know?

  • There are 12 medal races for canoe sprinters, nine in kayaks and three in canoes.
  • The difference is easy to spot: kayak racers sit in the boat and use a paddle with two blades, while canoe athletes kneel and use a single-bladed paddle which they switch from side to side.
  • Races are held over distances of 200m, 500m or 1000m, either solo, in pairs or in teams of four.
  • Over 90% of all Olympic medals in canoeing have been won by European nations.
  • The most famous competitor of all is the German Birgit Fischer, who won an incredible eight gold and four silver medals between 1980 and 2004.

Results for Peter Kretschmer

Date Event Rank Mark
9 Aug Men's Canoe Double 1000m Final, Final A 1 gold 3:33.804
7 Aug Men's Canoe Double 1000m Heats, Heat 1 1 3:34.435

Head to Head

Peter Kretschmer vs Kurt Kuschela

Peter Kretschmer

Peter Kretschmer Germany flag

London 2012 medals

1

London 2012 appearances

2

London 2012 results

3:33.804 Men's Canoe Double (C2) 1000m

Height

1.75m (5'9")

Weight

70kg

Age

22

Kurt Kuschela

Kurt Kuschela Germany flag

London 2012 medals

1

London 2012 appearances

2

London 2012 results

3:33.804 Men's Canoe Double (C2) 1000m

Height

1.82m (6'0")

Weight

86kg

Age

26

View the London 2012 medallist table