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Name: Hannes Aigner
Best known as: Hannes
Living now: Augsburg
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 inkayak, too.
Achievements: 3 x Olympian (3rd in 2012, 4th in 2016 and 3rd in 2021), 2018 World Champion
What's next... ambitions / plans: World Championships in Augsburg and Olympic Games in Paris 2024. And I’m really excited about the development of Extreme Slalom
Best things about paddling: Spending time outside, fresh air and no displays.
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
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