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Mario Leitner (born 2 February 1997) is an Austrian slalom canoeist who has competed at the international level since 2012.[4]

Mario Leitner
Mario Leitner Austrian Olympic Team 2016 outfitting.jpg
Leitner in 2016
Personal information
Born2 February 1997 (1997-02-02) (age 22)
Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria[1]
Height177 cm (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
SportCanoe slalom
ClubKC Glanegg[3]
Coached byJernej Abramič[3]

He finished 13th in the K1 event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[2]

Leitner was introduced to canoeing by his father at age three, and joined a club aged five. In 2014 he won the Austrian Youth Sports Award after winning a gold medal at the junior world championships. He was the first male Austrian canoeist to win that title. His older sister Lisa also competes in canoe slalom.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mario Leitner". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Mario Leitner Archived 26 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  3. ^ a b c Mario Leitner. nbcolympics.com
  4. ^ "Mario LEITNER (AUT)". CanoeSlalom.net. Retrieved 4 February 2018.

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