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Birgit Fischer













































About Birgit Fischer

German kayaker who became an eight-time gold medalist spanning six different Olympic Games.


Early life

She spent time working as a sports instructor for the National People s Army.


Trivia

She became the oldest-ever Olympic canoeing champion at the age of 42.


Family of Birgit Fischer

She married World Champion and Olympian Jorg Schmidt, with whom she had two children.


Close associates of Birgit Fischer

She was the youngest-ever Olympic canoeing champion at age 18, while Dominique Moceanu was the youngest U.S. gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal at age 14.





















Ben Brown













































About Ben Brown

Two-time World Champion kayak paddler and member of the British Flat Water Kayak Team for more than a decade who is also a popular YouTube vlogger and filmmaker.


Early life

In addition to kayaking, he enjoys photography, traveling, graphic design, and is an amateur surfer.


Trivia

He took a hiatus from his life as an athlete to pursue creative aspirations in film and photography.


Family of Ben Brown

He is from the London area but travels back in forth between the UK and Cape Town, South Africa. He frequently features his girlfriend Nicole Eddy in his videos.


Close associates of Ben Brown

He has collaborated with fellow YouTuber Louis Cole.





















Dane Jackson













































About Dane Jackson

World Champion professional kayaker sponsored by his family s own kayak producing company Jackson Kayak. He became arguably the best all-around whitewater kayaker in the world with more than 80 first place medals from international competitions.


Early life

He was around five or six years old when he first stepped foot in a kayak.


Trivia

His danejacksonkayak featured videos of him kayaking with a GoPro attacked to his helmet. The account earned 160,000 followers.


Family of Dane Jackson

His father Eric Jackson taught him all he knows about kayaking. He has a sister named Emily.


Close associates of Dane Jackson

He and Ben Brown are professional kayakers.





















 

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Rafa Ortiz













































About Rafa Ortiz

Whitewater kayaker who became the first Mexican ever to win the World Freestyle Championships. In 2013, he kayaked down the steepest navigable whitewater in the world at Rio Santo Domingo, Mexico. 


Early life

He grew up in Mexico and learned to kayak in Veracruz. He was inspired by Ben Stookesberry to pursue kayaking. 


Trivia

His descent down the waterfalls of Niagara Falls was chronicled in the documentary Chasing Niagara (2015). 


Family of Rafa Ortiz

He married Fernanda Cosio in November 2016. 


Close associates of Rafa Ortiz

He and Ben Brown are both world champion kayaker. 





















Birgit Fischer













































About Birgit Fischer

German kayaker who became an eight-time gold medalist spanning six different Olympic Games.


Early life

She spent time working as a sports instructor for the National People s Army.


Trivia

She became the oldest-ever Olympic canoeing champion at the age of 42.


Family of Birgit Fischer

She married World Champion and Olympian Jorg Schmidt, with whom she had two children.


Close associates of Birgit Fischer

She was the youngest-ever Olympic canoeing champion at age 18, while Dominique Moceanu was the youngest U.S. gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal at age 14.





















 

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Ben Brown

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About Ben Brown

Two-time World Champion kayak paddler and member of the British Flat Water Kayak Team for more than a decade who is also a popular YouTube vlogger and filmmaker.


Early life

In addition to kayaking, he enjoys photography, traveling, graphic design, and is an amateur surfer.


Trivia

He took a hiatus from his life as an athlete to pursue creative aspirations in film and photography.


Family of Ben Brown

He is from the London area but travels back in forth between the UK and Cape Town, South Africa. He frequently features his girlfriend Nicole Eddy in his videos.


Close associates of Ben Brown

He has collaborated with fellow YouTuber Louis Cole.