Sideris Tasiadis

Sideris Tasiadis (born 7 May 1990) is a German slalom canoeist of Greek descent who has competed at the international level since 2005.Son of greeks him lived in Thrace, Greece at the village Komara for 10 years during his childhood.

Sideris Tasiadis
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Personal information
NationalityGerman
Born (1990-05-07) 7 May 1990 (age 32)
Augsburg, West Germany
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
Sport
Country Germany
SportCanoe slalom
RankNo. 2
Event(s)C1
ClubKanu Schwaben Augsburg
Medal record
Men's canoe slalom
Representing  Germany
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2012 London C1
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Tokyo C1
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2022 Augsburg C1
Silver medal – second place 2010 Tacen C1 team
Silver medal – second place 2011 Bratislava C1 team
Silver medal – second place 2013 Prague C1 team
Silver medal – second place 2015 London C1 team
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Rio de Janeiro C1
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Augsburg C1
Gold medal – first place 2017 Tacen C1 team
Gold medal – first place 2022 Liptovský Mikuláš C1 team
Silver medal – second place 2011 La Seu d'Urgel C1 team
Silver medal – second place 2012 Augsburg C1 team
Silver medal – second place 2013 Kraków C1
Silver medal – second place 2013 Kraków C1 team
Silver medal – second place 2015 Markkleeberg C1
Silver medal – second place 2022 Liptovský Mikuláš C1
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Nottingham C1 team
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Pau C1
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Ivrea C1
U23 European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Markkleeberg C1 team
Junior World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Solkan C1 team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Roudnice nad Labem C1
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Solkan C1
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Roudnice nad Labem C1 team
Junior European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Kraków C1
Gold medal – first place 2007 Kraków C1 team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Solkan C1
Gold medal – first place 2008 Solkan C1 team
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Kraków C1 team

CareerEdit

In 2012, he won a silver medal in the men's C1 at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London behind Tony Estanguet (FRA) and beating two-time Olympic champion Michal Martikán (SVK). He finished fifth in the C1 event four years later at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[1] Tasiadis earned a second Olympic medal in the C1 event by finishing third at the 2020 Summer Olympics.[2]

He also won six medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with one gold (C1: 2022), four silvers (C1 team: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015) and a bronze (C1: 2018). Tasiadis won 12 medals at the European Championships (3 golds, 6 silvers and 3 bronzes).[3]

Tasiadis won the overall World Cup title in the C1 class in 2013 and 2017. He is currently the No. 1-ranked athlete by the ICF, having held that position since 2018.[4]

World Cup individual podiumsEdit

Season Date Venue Position Event
2009 12 July 2009 Augsburg 2nd C1
2010 4 July 2010 Augsburg 3rd C1
2013 29 June 2013 Augsburg 3rd C1
6 July 2013 La Seu d'Urgell 3rd C1
2017 18 June 2017 Prague 1st C1
25 June 2017 Augsburg 2nd C1
2 July 2017 Markkleeberg 2nd C1
3 September 2017 Ivrea 1st C1
2018 23 June 2018 Liptovský Mikuláš 1st C1
7 July 2018 Augsburg 1st C1
1 September 2018 Tacen 1st C1
2019 15 June 2019 Lee Valley 1st C1
2021 20 Jun 2021 Markkleeberg 2nd C1

Personal lifeEdit

Tasiadis dated slalom canoeist Claudia Bär until her death in 2015 after a two-year battle with leukemia.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sideris Tasiadis". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Results (Tokyo)" (PDF). Olympics (in Japanese). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 July 2021. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Sideris TASIADIS (GER)". CanoeSlalom.net. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  4. ^ "ICF Canoe Slalom World Rankings". Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Frühere Kanu-Slalom-Europameisterin Claudia Bär ist tot". Welt.de (in German). Retrieved 1 January 2018.

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