Rene Holten Poulsen named Denmark's sportsperson of 2015

Jan 11, 2016 15:16 IST

Danish kayaker Rene Holten Poulsen on 9 January 2016 was named the Denmark’s sportsperson of the year 2015.

The Sports Confederation of Denmark and Danish Jyllands-Posten newspaper voted to award Poulsen the prize, which is known as Sports Name of the Year and is among the country's top sports prizes.

About Rene Holten Poulsen

Rene Holten Poulsen is a professional kayaker and medallist at the Olympics, World Championships and European Championships.

He won a silver medal in the men's K-2 1000 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

He had won a total of six medals in international championships in 2015, including two World Cup medals, three European Championship medals and one European Games bronze medal.

For his 2015 achievements, Poulsen has also been nominated for the World Paddler Awards 2015.

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