KIT canoeist Yannik Pflugfelder at WUC

  • Datum: 01.09.2016

KIT canoeist Yannik Pflugfelder at WUC

Industrial engineering student Yannik Pflugfelder from KIT took a remarkable fifth place at the Student World Championships in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal, from 07.06-10.06.16.
Yannik Pflugfelder

Over the 1000m distance, the industrial engineering student from KIT rowed to a strong fifth place in the two-man kayak with Felix Frank (Kassel). Victory went to the Polish boat, which competed with future Olympic athletes.

A happy Yannik summarized: "The Student World Championship was a great event and due to the fact that it was held directly after the World Cup in Montemor, there were some top racers at the start. That's why I'm all the more pleased about our 5th place in the pair. We had a very good run, although we couldn't quite keep up with the fast pace of the Poles, who are also competing at the Olympic Games in Rio, we had a very strong final sprint."

We congratulate Yannik on his great performance and this highlight in his first performance class season.