National coach Andreas Dittmer: Canadian-the king comes back from Canada

The control call the health office's day-to-day, the canadian authorities take the Corona Preparedness very seriously. Andreas Dittmer, President-designate of

National coach Andreas Dittmer: Canadian-the king comes back from Canada

The control call the health office's day-to-day, the canadian authorities take the Corona Preparedness very seriously. Andreas Dittmer, President-designate of the national coach in canoe racing for the German Canoe-men, is currently in Nova Scotia. On the North East coast of Canada, in two weeks, the Hotel is Isolation, because he had to pass for a training camp the province's borders. After all, he is allowed twice a day with his Team on the water – thanks to a special permit.

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Still, Dittmer national coach of the canadian Canoe, and at the same time, fits of quarantine and training camps to the "something crazy season," the 48-Year-old experienced due to the Corona-crisis. As in March, the closure of the Border was approaching, was Dittmer also in the training camp, in Florida. The 2400 miles to the canadian border, the enthusiasts of water sports and graduated from overland, by car: "24 hours non-stop." It worked, he came through even so.

Andreas Dittmer is a three-time Olympic champion in Canoe-A of 1996, 2000 and 2004, as well as eight-time world champion. In his active period he was called the "fastest Indian in the world". Because of its elegant and at the same time, profitable manner, to move the narrow boat kneeling with the paddle rapidly forward, because of his many medals made him the most successful Canadian driver in the canoe-racing, and also a bit because of his appearance. He was ten years after his career at the end of 2018 national coach of the Canoe-men in Canada, not only because of the beautiful word game.

"I have always had good contacts to Canada," says Dittmer, the importance of his sport has fallen. In the extensive country with numerous lakes, Paddling is a part of life style. "On every third car you see on the weekend a boat," says Dittmer, who raves about the "beautiful landscape", with its dense forests and great lakes. As it of the canadian Association asked at the time if he could imagine the Post as a national coach, he said. And now, almost two and a half years later, the 48-Year-old from Neubrandenburg through the detour in North America to his dream job in Germany he 1. October is going to compete.

"Actually, I wanted to be after high school sports and coach study", brings Dittmer, something to describe his career path. However, as the mused, 1972 in Neustrelitz, Born on his career choice, was just like the wall, and there were thousands of coaches felt too much on the German market. So he learned what is Solid and was a Bank clerk. His international career on the water did not harm. After he finished in 2008 his active career, he entered, first a body of the German savings banks and Giro Association. However, because his real target was still the Coach, the fort was formed Dittmer steadily and completed, by the way, all of the licenses.

The German canoe Association (DKV) he is now the successor to national coach, Ralph Wilt, who was not present last home trainer Sebastian Brendel great success. Wilt wanted to actually act up to the Olympic games of Tokyo, to listen to now because of the Olympic-shift but. Dittmer will be happy to see the new task and not shy in front of the high expectations: "We strive for in each discipline, medals." As the new national coach, he continues to made boat with a "powerful athlete and a very good team of trainers". The DKV he know as a professionally-run Association: "I don't want to try to change the structures."

Updated Date: 28 July 2020, 05:19

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