FUNK Ricarda

15 Apr 1992
29
Female
BAD NEUENAHR-AHRWEILER
 
Germany

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
CSL Canoe Slalom Women's Kayak 1 Gold Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre
Finished
Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre
Finished
Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre
Finished
Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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World Championships
YearLocationK1K1 Team
2019La Seu d'Urgell, ESP57
2018Rio de Janeiro, BRA32
2017Pau, FRA31
2015London, GBR214
2014McHenry, MD, USA55

Oceania Open Championships
YearLocationK1
2019Penrith, NSW, AUS1

European Championships
YearLocationK1K1 Team
2021Ivrea, ITA36
2019Pau, FRA92
2018Prague, CZE11
2017Tacen, SLO137

World Cup - Overview per season since 2017
YearEventStandingsThree best ranks per season
2021Kayak-1 x 2nd, 1 x 10th
2019Kayak10th1 x 1st, 1 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd
2018Kayak2nd1 x 1st, 1 x 3rd, 1 x 4th
2017Kayak1st4 x 1st, 1 x 3rd

World Cup - Ten best performances since 2017
RankYearEventLocation
12019KayakMarkkleeberg, GER
12018KayakLa Seu d'Urgell, ESP
12017KayakLa Seu d'Urgell, ESP
12017KayakIvrea, ITA
12017KayakMarkkleeberg, GER
12017KayakAugsburg, GER
22021KayakMarkkleeberg, GER
22019KayakLee Valley, GBR
32019KayakBratislava, SVK
32018KayakLiptovsky Mikulas, SVK
32017KayakPrague, CZE


Legend
IP - In Progress, C - Canoe, K - Kayak, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified
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Rici (Instagram profile, 09 Aug 2019)
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Yoga. (Instagram profile, 20 Mar 2020)
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Army, Athlete
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Media and Communications - Augsburg University, Germany
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English, French, German
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KSV Bad Kreuznach [Germany]
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Thomas Apel [national], GER
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Her brother Alexander Funk competed in canoe slalom for Germany at international level until 2013. (rhein-gymnasium-sinzig.de, 18 Nov 2010; canoeicf.com, 08 Jul 2013)
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She began paddling at age five in Remagen, Germany. She entered her first competition in 2000 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (ricardafunk.de, 01 Oct 2018; inwaterwelive.com, 01 Oct 2018; rhein-gymnasium-sinzig.de, 18 Nov 2010)
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Her brother was already involved in canoeing, and her parents encouraged her to take up the sport too. "The versatility, variety and the playful elements make canoe slalom unique. At each location you are faced with different challenges." (ricardafunk.de, 01 Oct 2018; inwaterwelive.com, 01 Oct 2018; rhein-gymnasium-sinzig.de, 18 Nov 2010)
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Winning her first World Cup medal, a bronze, in 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic. (hikosport.com, 12 Jun 2019)
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Australian slalom paddler Jessica Fox, Slovenian slalom paddler Peter Kauzer. (inwaterwelive.com, 01 Oct 2018)
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Coach Stefan Henze, who died in a car accident at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "He played a very important role. Because of him I know what canoe slalom is really about and I started to love this sport even more. All of his advice is still in my head." (ricardafunk.de, 23 Aug 2016; br.de 04 Sep 2016; hikosport.com, 12 Jun 2019; Facebook profile, 30 Mar 2020)
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She does not like having bib number four. "I had it a couple of times at important races in the past. I did not have good experience with this number." (canoeicf.com, 01 Jan 2019)
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"Stay focused and never forget the fun." (inwaterwelive.com, 01 Oct 2018)
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She won the 2015 Female Athlete of the Year award in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. (swr.de, 17 Jan 2016)

She was named the 2013 Female Athlete of the Year in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. (rhein-zeitung.de, 27 Jan 2014)

She was named the 2010 Young Talent in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. (olympiastuetzpunkt.org, 11 Jan 2011)
Legend
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Gold Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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