Leitner in 2016
|Born||2 February 1997 (age 22)|
Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria
|Height||177 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
|Coached by||Jernej Abramič|
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.