Who: Rene Holten Poulsen
What: Named Denmark’s sportsperson of 2015
When: 9 January 2016
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.