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Katrine Zinck Leth-Espensen

Klampenborg Lifeguard Club (Copenhagen)

 

Disciplines: Technical Race, Distance Race & Relay

Age: 27

Best results: European championship in Board Race at the European Championship in 2015, no. 7 in the Board Race at the World Championship in 2016, European Championship Board Rescue at the European Championship in 2013 and Danish Champion in prone 2015 and 2017

About: I grew up in Copenhagen. My interest in proning came to life through lifeguarding, where for many years I've been competing in paddle board race. 2017 is my first year as a dedicated prone board athlete. 

Overall, water sports are just my thing. I like the challenges that proning gives me - especially in the waves. I like competing, but I am also very motivated by the daily training with friends. Additionally, I just find it rewarding to go for a paddle on the water after a long study or work day. 

My biggest moment in my proning-career is definitely competing at the World Championships in Denmark. This is the first time I'm participating in an international prone competition. In my sports career in lifeguarding, my biggest moment was when I won the Board Race at the latest European Championship. 

I have just graduated as a biochemist and I now work at Copenhagen University and the University of Southern Denmark. Also, I work as a coastal lifeguard on the Danish beaches. Furthermore, I spend time training new coastal lifeguards. I also love to travel.

Discipliner: Technical Race & Distance Race

Alder: 27

Bedste resultater: Europamester i Board Race ved EM i 2015, Nr. 7 i Board Race ved VM i 2016, Europamester i Board Rescue ved EM i 2013, Dansk Mester i prone 2015 og 2017

Om: Jeg kom i gang med prone igennem konkurrencelivredning, hvor jeg i mange år har padlet race-board. I år er første gang jeg konkurrerer i prone.

Generelt synes jeg bare, det er fedt at lave sport på vandet. Jeg kan lide de udfordringer, prone giver mig – specielt i bølger. Det er fysisk hårdt for hele kroppen. Jeg er vild med konkurrencerne, men er også meget motiveret til den daglige træning med venner. Derudover er det dejligt at komme en tur på vandet efter en lang studie- eller arbejdsdag.     

Mit største øjeblik inden for prone bliver helt sikkert VM i Danmark. Det er første gang, jeg stiller op i en international prone-konkurrence. I min sportskarriere inden for livredning, var mit største øjeblik, da jeg ved sidste EM vandt guld i Board Race. 

Jeg er netop blevet færdiguddannet biokemiker og har fået arbejde på KU/SDU. Derudover arbejder jeg som kystlivredder på de danske strande om sommeren. Jeg elsker at rejse og sejle. Derudover bruger jeg tid på livredning, hvor jeg bl.a. er med til at uddanne nye kystlivreddere.