|President of the Paris Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games|
|Assumed office |
8 August 2021
|Preceded by||Seiko Hashimoto|
|Succeeded by||Casey Wasserman|
|Chairman of the Paris Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games|
|Assumed office |
5 February 2018
|Preceded by||Committee established|
Estanguet won three Olympic gold medals in the C1 event in 2000, 2004 and 2012. At the 2004 games in Athens he won the gold medal after a late judges decision to award a 2-second penalty to Michal Martikán.
Estanguet was the flag-bearer for France at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics opening ceremony. He finished in the 9th position (out of 12 competitors; only the first eight would qualify for the final) in the semi-finals of the C1 event and was thus eliminated from the final.
At the 2012 London Summer Olympics, he became the first French Olympian to win three gold medals in the same Olympic discipline.
He won twelve medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with five golds (C1: 2006, 2009, 2010; C1 team: 2005, 2007), six silvers (C1: 2003, 2005, 2007; C1 team: 1997, 2003, 2009), and a bronze (C1 team: 1999).
He announced his retirement on 30 November 2012.
World Cup individual podiumsEdit
|1996||25 Aug 1996||Prague||1st||C1|
|1997||3 Aug 1997||Minden||1st||C1|
|1999||20 Jun 1999||Tacen||3rd||C1|
|2000||30 Apr 2000||Penrith||3rd||C1|
|2 Jul 2000||Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre||1st||C1|
|9 Jul 2000||La Seu d'Urgell||3rd||C1|
|23 Jul 2000||Prague||1st||C1|
|2002||26 May 2002||Guangzhou||1st||C1|
|2003||31 Jul 2003||Bratislava||1st||C1|
|3 Aug 2003||Bratislava||1st||C1|
|2004||23 Apr 2004||Athens||1st||C1|
|23 May 2004||La Seu d'Urgell||1st||C1|
|11 Jul 2004||Prague||1st||C1|
|25 Jul 2004||Bourg St.-Maurice||1st||C1|
|2005||17 Jul 2005||Augsburg||3rd||C1|
|24 Jul 2005||La Seu d'Urgell||1st||C1|
|1 Oct 2005||Penrith||2nd||C11|
|2006||2 Jul 2006||L'Argentière-la-Bessée||1st||C12|
|6 Aug 2006||Prague||1st||C11|
|2007||18 Mar 2007||Foz do Iguaçu||1st||C13|
|2008||21 Jun 2008||Prague||1st||C1|
|2009||12 Jul 2009||Augsburg||1st||C1|
|2010||27 Jun 2010||La Seu d'Urgell||2nd||C1|
|4 Jul 2010||Augsburg||2nd||C1|
|2011||9 Jul 2011||Markkleeberg||3rd||C1|
|2012||16 Jun 2012||Pau||1st||C1|
|23 Jun 2012||La Seu d'Urgell||3rd||C1|
- 1 World Championship counting for World Cup points
- 2 European Championship counting for World Cup points
- 3 Pan American Championship counting for World Cup points
Tony is the son of Henri Estanguet, himself a canoeist who won medals at the Wildwater Canoe World Championships in the 1970s. His older brother Patrice won a bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
Post-racing career & Paris 2024 Olympic Organizing CommitteeEdit
In 2012 Estanguet was elected to the IOC Athletes' Commission. He will serve as an IOC member for eight years. He successfully led Paris's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics and is serving as the head of the organizing committee for those games.
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-  Archived 21 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
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- Results of the IOC Athletes' Commission Election
- 2010 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships 12 September 2010 C1 men's final results. – Retrieved 12 September 2010.
- 12 September 2009 final results of the men's C1 team slalom event for the 2009 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships. – Retrieved 12 September 2009.
- 13 September 2009 final results of the men's C1 event at the 2009 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships. – Retrieved 13 September 2009.
- DatabaseOlympics.com profile
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)