Role: Men’s Canoe National Team Coach
Hometown: Neustrelitz, Germany
Residence: Ottawa, ON
First year coaching the Canadian National Team: 2018
Andreas Dittmer marked the history of sprint canoeing and inspired thousands of young athletes around the world. The 4-time German Olympian is now leading the Canadian men’s canoe sprint team.
During his career, Andreas dominated sprint canoeing by winning five medals at the Olympic Games, including 3 golds in C-2 1000m (1996), C-1 1000m (2000) and C-1 500m (2004). He is also an 8-time World Champion and has won a total of 22 medals at the World Championships between 1991 and 2004.
Andreas joined Canada’s national coaching team in 2018 and has had great success with the Men’s Canoe team at the 2018/2019 Senior World Championships, the 2019 Pan American Championships and the 2019 Pan American Games.
Personal International Results:
2004 Olympic Games (Athens, Greece) C-1 500 – Gold
2004 Olympic Games (Athens, Greece) C-1 1000 – Silver
2000 Olympic Games (Sydney, Australia) C-1 1000 – Gold
2000 Olympic Games (Sydney, Australia) C-1 500m – Bronze
1996 Olympic Games (Atlanta, USA) C-2 1000 – Gold
8-time World Champion, 22 medals overall between 1991-2004