Paddler profile 2016 – Jan Nierfeld

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2016

NAME:   Jan Nierfeld

(Visiting from Kanu Gemeinschaft Essen Club (Germany))

YEAR OF BIRTH: 2000

COACH:  Nicholas Bulmer

NICKNAMES: Jan

WHEN / WHERE / WHY DID YOU BEGIN IN THIS SPORT:

2008, Baldeneysee (Germany), Just for fun

GREATEST SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT:

8th in K4 final at German Championships

FUTURE GOALS:

Junior World Championships

WHAT KEEPS YOU BUSY OUTSIDE OF KAYAKING?    

School

GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR CAREER:

Coach

WHICH COMPETITOR DO YOU RESPECT MOST:    

Jack Birt

WHO INSPIRES YOU:

Marke de Jonge (Canadian male sprint canoer)

IF YOU WERE NOT A KAYAKER WHAT WOULD YOU BE:

MMA (Mixed martial arts) fighter

FAVOURITE SPORT:

Diving

BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED:     

Technique is most important

EDUCATION / EMPLOYMENT:   

Scotch College

AWARDS / RESULTS:

5 times Western German Champion

2nd   200m K1   – 2015/16  GP1 West Lakes

2nd   500m K1  –  2015/16 GP1 West Lakes

5th   1000m K1  – 2015/16 GP1 West Lakes