Emma Jorgensen

  • Birth Name: Emma Aastrand Jorgensen
  • Birth Place: Burso, Zealand, Denmark
  • Profession: Canoer
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  • Played handball as a youth before turning her full attention to sprint kayaking.
  • Four-time gold medalist at the ICF Junior World Championships, taking the K1 200 and 500m events in both 2013 and 2014.
  • Received the 2013 Arets Fund, awarded annually to the top young sportsperson in Denmark.
  • Won gold in her ICF World Championship debut in 2014, teaming with Henriette Engel Hansen to claim the top spot in the K2 1000m.
  • Earned a Golden Paddle after being named the top junior at the 2014 World Paddle Awards.
  • Was named Denmark's Olympic Hope in 2015 and was presented with the award by Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark.
  • Her first individual medal as a senior competitor came with a third-place finish at the 2016 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup.
  • Trains 15-20 hours a week at the Maribo Kajakklub Elite.
  • Won a silver medal for the women's K1 500m canoe sprint at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
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