Marcus Gross
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Marcus Gross
Marcus Gross
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Personal information
NationalityGerman
Born (1989-09-28) 28 September 1989 (age 31)
Görlitz, Germany
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Sport
Country Germany
SportSprint kayak
K-2 500 m, K-2 1000 m, K-4 1000 m
ClubRuder-und Kanu-Verein 1928 Berlin
Medal record
Men's sprint
Representing  Germany
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 2 0 0
World Championships 3 0 2
European Games 0 1 0
European Championships 8 2 1
Total 13 3 3
Olympic Games
Gold medal - first place K-2 1000 m
Gold medal - first place K-4 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal - first place K-2 1000 m
Gold medal - first place K-2 1000 m
Gold medal - first place K-2 1000 m
Bronze medal - third place K-2 500 m
Bronze medal - third place K-2 500 m
European Games
Silver medal - second place K-2 1000 m
European Championships
Gold medal - first place K-4 1000 m
Gold medal - first place K-2 500 m
Gold medal - first place K-2 1000 m
Gold medal - first place K-2 1000 m
Gold medal - first place K-2 500 m
Gold medal - first place K-2 1000 m
Gold medal - first place K-2 1000 m
Gold medal - first place K-2 1000 m
Silver medal - second place K-4 1000 m
Silver medal - second place K-2 1000 m
Bronze medal - third place K-2 500 m

Marcus Gross (born 28 September 1989) is a German canoeist who has competed since the late 2000s.

He won a bronze medal in the K-2 500 m event at the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Dartmouth. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's K-4 1000 metres, finishing in 4th place with the team in the final.[1] Gross teamed up with Max Rendschmidt to win the K-2 1000m at the 2013 World Championships and the 2013 European Championships.[2] They defended their European title in 2014.[2] In June 2015, he competed in the inaugural European Games, for Germany in canoe sprint, more specifically, Men's K-2 1000m with Max Rendschmidt. He earned a silver medal. The team also won the K2 500 m at the 2015 European Championships.[3] At the 2015 World Championships, Gross and Rendschmidt won the men's K-2 1000m.[4] Gross marked the occasion by proposing to his girlfriend.[4]

He represented his country also at the 2016 Summer Olympics and won two gold medals, in K-2 1000 metres and K-4 1000 m events. In the K-2 1000 metres he competed with Max Rendschmidt, while the K-4 team consisted of Gross, Rendschmidt, Tom Liebscher and Max Hoff.[5] That year Gross and Hoff also won the European K2 1000 m event.[6] In 2017, they retained the European title.[7]

Having missed out on the title at the 2017 World Championships, Gross and Hoff won the K2 1000 m at the 2018 World Championships.[8] At the 2018 European Championships, Gross and Hoff won a silver medal in the K2 1000 m.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Marcus Gross". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Canoe Sprint events starting on 17 August: preview facts". ICF - Planet Canoe. 2016-08-17. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "European Sprint Championships Moscow". ICF - Planet Canoe. 2016-06-22. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b "Poulsen (DEN) and Carrington (NZL) take gold in Milan". ICF - Planet Canoe. 2015-08-22. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Germany Canoeing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2018-09-22. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Hungary tops the medal table after the first final day in Moscow". ICF - Planet Canoe. 2016-06-25. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Brendel adds 2017 European title to his winning list". ICF - Planet Canoe. 2017-07-15. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Germans dominate Olympic events at canoe sprint World Championships". ICF - Planet Canoe. 2018-08-24. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Pimenta and Fuksa continue stunning 2018 form". ICF - Planet Canoe. 2018-06-09. Retrieved .

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